Som kvapkou slnka na zemi
fiction / 2017 / Switzerland, Georgia / bw / 61 min.
Director: Elene Naveriani
Screenplay: Elene Naveriani
Photography: Ágnes Pákózdi
Editor: Gabriel Gonzalez
Cast: Daniel Anthony Onwuka, Khatia Nozadze, Bianka Shigurova, Nino Giorgobiani, Mariam Chachia
The sun has not quite risen in Tbilisi, Georgia, when April is released after having spent another night in jail for prostitution. Although, for April and her fellow sex workers, the sun will probably never come up. They live in a masculine world in which women are a disposable commodity – something to vent your anger on. In the shadow of a luxury hotel, April meets Dije, a young Nigerian immigrant. He once thought he was on his way to Georgia, USA, but ended up here instead. In this place, at the edge of the world where the only option is day-to-day survival, these two souls recognise one another’s lonely journey. In this powerful debut filmed in black-and-white – how else – and with a layer of ink-black, biting humour, Elene Naveriani sketches lives in suspended animation – a living death, until death comes. (source: Rotterdam IFF)