City of the Sun

Director: Rati Oneli
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 104′
Language: Georgian (english subtitles)
Countries of production: Georgia, USA, Qatar, Netherlands
World Premiere – Berlinale Forum
Award of the Federal Foreign Office for Cultural Diversity – goEast
Best Feature of the International Competition Section – DOCUMENTAMADRID
Art Doc Award – Sheffield Doc/Fest
Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary Film
Special Mention – Batumi International Art-House Film Festival
Special Jury Award – Minsk International Film Festival Listapad
Best Documentary Award – Tbilisi International Film Festival
Best Documentary – MiradasDoc
CGIL Commission Prize – Bergamo Film Meeting Close Up section
The Golden Gate Award McBaine Documentary Feature Special Jury Prize – San Francisco International Film Festival
The lives, dreams and destinies of extraordinary characters unfold amidst the ruins of a semi- abandoned mining town. Music teacher keeps demolishing the city to build a new life for himself and his family; miner-turned-actor lives in a limbo unable to make a decision between his passion (theater) and money (working at the mines); and two malnourished champion athletes have to keep running just to survive.