Als het licht zich anders tot de tijd verhoudt

Jan Willem van Dam Feature film - 2006 - 105 min.

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Filmmaker Jan Willem van Dam made a film in Georgia, following the Revolution of the Roses in 2003, on the borderline of fiction and documentary. The film is based on 'the life and dreams' of Nini Sardlishvili, a sixteen-year-old Georgian girl. Nini tells about her life and dreams, speaks with two elderly women about past and future and walks among the ruins of a huge, burnt-out Soviet archive. She plays herself in the film, just like the other protagonist, Domestic Intelligence agent Gocha Ovashvili. He travels across the country in response to a remarkable appeal by a Georgian minister (appearing in a newscast), to ask people if they are criminals. During this futile and absurd quest, he meets mainly aged Georgians, including a shepherd and two monks, and admires the scenery, captured on video by Van Dam and his cameraman Hein van Liempd in careful compositions and precise frames.

Credits

Production Company
Director of Photography
Production Design
Denis Vaslin
Gio Ovashvili
Editing
Sound on Set
Carolien Slegers
Cast
Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands