Dariko and Khaka are an ultra-low-budget news team in Georgia. Whether it’s elections, obituaries, a rare owl, or a fashion show for teenage girls, the pair tries to give an honest view of the events that shape their environment—revealing a country that has begun a still chaotic transition in turn.
After several short documentaries, Georgian filmmaker Salome Jashi made her feature debut with this beautiful exploration of a local TV station in the town of Tsalenjikha. A panoramic, subtly political portrait of daily life, The Dazzling Light of Sunset sees one compositional wonder follow another.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Abbas Kiarostami,Mania Akbari, 2002, Iran
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Robert J. Flaherty, 1922, United States
Louis Malle, 1985, United States
Stephen Kijak, 2006, United Kingdom
Steven Sebring, 2008, United States