The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear / Manqana, romelic kvelafers gaaqrobs

Georgia 2011. A film director announces a casting for 15-23 year old youth. This search brings her to different locations: villages and cities. Here are many people who answer the call: some are interested in becoming part of a film, others are ready to share their sentimental stories or seek the strength to carry out their major resolutions… Those who prove to be interesting enough are followed through various dramatic situations.
A film about how beautiful life can be and how difficult when you dream of being a hero.
The protagonists of this film live and dream this heroism, whether they run from reality or face it head-on. They are old and they are very young, just beginning their lives. But they are all united in the poetry of searching.


Country of Production
Georgia, Germany

Year of Production

DCP, HDCam, Digi Beta Pal

58 / 97 min

Tinatin Gurchiani

Alethea, TTFilm

Original Language


Festivals / Awards

DOK Leipzig 2012
IDFA Amsterdam 2012
Tbilisi IFF 2012 (Award for Best Georgian Film)
Alpe Adria Cinema FF Trieste 2013
Sundance 2013 (Directing Award in the World Cinema Documentary Competition)
Göteborg IFF 2013
MoMA Documentary Fortnight New York 2013
ZagrebDox 2013
True/False FF 2013
One World HRFF Prague 2013
Sofia IFF 2013 (Award Best Documentary)
Hong Kong FF 2013
Thessaloniki IDF 2013
Docudays Kyiv 2013
It's All True IDF 2013 (Best Documentary in the Int. Feature or Medium-Length Film Competition)
Panama IFF 2013
Documentary Edge IDF New Zealand 2013
Hot Docs IDF Toronto 2013
DOK.fest Munich 2013
Planete Doc Review IDF Warsaw 2013
Underhill FF Podgorica 2013 (Dandelion Award in Int. Comp.)
Makedox IDF Skopje 2013
Sydney IFF 2013
AFI Docs FF 2013
Open City Docs Fest London 2013 (Special Mention)
Jerusalem IFF 2013
Golden Apricot IFF Yerewan 2013
Lemesos IDF 2013
Sarajevo IFF 2013
Dokufest Prizren 2013
Duhok IFF 2013
Cambridge FF 2013
Message to Man St. Petersburg FF 2013
Reykjavik FF 2013
Nuremberg HRFF 2013
Festival des Libertés Brussels 2013 (Smartbe Award)
Viennale 2013
Listopad FF Minsk 2013
cph:dox Copenhagen 2013
Ambulante Gira de Documentales 2014
Women’s FF Créteil 2014
Vilnius IFF 2014
Santiago de Chile FF 2014
Busan IFF 2014
Visions du Réel Nyon 2015
Brave FF Wroclaw 2016
Black Nights FF Tallinn 2016
Solothurn FF 2016
DOK Leipzig 2017