*The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear (Manqana, romelic kvelafers gaaqrobs)*. 2012. Georgia/Germany. Written and Directed by Tinatin Gurchiani. Image courtesy of Icarus Films

Manqana, romelic kvelafers gaaqrobs (The Machine which Makes Everything Disappear). 2012. Georgia/Germany. Written and directed by Tinatin Gurchiani. In Georgian; English subtitles. 101 min.

With Teona Bagrationi, Ramin Iremadze, Eduard Tsikolia. This compelling documentary has screened widely at international festivals, including MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight 2013, and received several prestigious awards, including the Directing Award at the 2013 Sundance World Cinema Documentary competition. A film director organizes a casting call for 15- to 23-year-olds and the results form the basis for a revealing portrait of Georgian society. Interview footage with the youths, who offer various reasons for wishing to be in the film, is combined with vérité segments of the subjects in their daily lives. Director Tinatin Gurchiani travels through her homeland, to cities and villages, finding echoes of the Soviet past and indications of the challenges that face Georgian society today.

  1. Tuesday, September 30, 2014,
    4:00 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2
  2. Thursday, September 25, 2014,
    4:00 p.m.

    Introduced by Nana Janelidze, Director, Georgian National Film Center
    T2, Theater 2