Bakhmaro

A journey into a lively but rotting building – a microcosm intruded by the constant anticipation of change. A three-story brick building in a provincial Georgian town. At the center of the building is a restaurant whose walls are covered with bright green and orange plastic foam and where tables are set, waiting for customers – who rarely come. Just like customers, change also comes rarely here. Just like the others in the building waitress Nana and her boss are waiting…

This building, which resembles Noah’s Ark, is a microcosm, a model of this troubled country with its endless demonstrations and opposition rallies. On the backdrop of political events, somehow, all of life is here.

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Details

Country of Production
Germany / Georgia

Year of Production
2011

Format
HDCam, Digi Beta Pal

Length
58 min

Director
Salomé Jashi

Production
ma.ja.de. filmproduktion in co-production with sakdoc film in association with MDR and YLE, IKON, TVP, ETV2

Original Language
Georgian

Subtitles
English, German

Festivals / Awards

Silverdocs 2011
DOK Leipzig 2011 (Honorary Mention in Young Talent Competition)
Jihlava IDF 2011 (Award for Best Central and East European Documentary)
Minsk IFF LISTOPAD 2011
Alpe Adria Cinema Trieste 2012
Göteborg IFF 2012
ZagrebDox 2012
GoEast Festival of Central and Eastern European Film Wiesbaden 2012
Krakow IFF 2012
Golden Apricot FF Yerewan 2012 (Special Mention Documentary Competition)
Message to Man FF St. Petersburg 2012
Ad Hoc: Inconvenient Films HRFF Vilnius 2012
Busan IFF 2014
Visions du Réel Nyon 2015

nominated for Asian Pacific Screen Awards 2011 in the category Best Documentary Feature Film