Scene from the film City of the Sun
Scene from the film City of the Sun
Scene from the film City of the Sun
Scene from the film City of the Sun
Scene from the film City of the Sun
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City of the Sun

  • Georgia
  • Netherlands
  • Qatar
  • United States
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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.

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  • Original title
    City of the Sun
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Rati Oneli
  • DOP
    Arseni Khachaturan
  • Editing
    Ramiro Suarez
  • Duration
    103 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Georgia
    • Netherlands
    • Qatar
    • United States
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Berlinale
    • IndieLisboa
    • Sheffield Doc/Fest
    • Sarajevo Film Festival
    • Tbilisi Film Festival
    • Karlovy Vary IFF
    • Lima Independiente Festival Internacional de Cine
    • Vilnius Documentary Film Festival
    • Yerevan International Film Festival
    • ZagrebDox
    • DOK Leipzig
    • Against Gravity
    • Reykjavik International Film Festival
    • One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Prague
    • San Francisco International Film Festival
    • Otok Isola Cinema
    • Festival Resistances
  • Awards
    • 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
    • The Golden Gate Award McBaine Documentary Feature Special Jury Prize - San Francisco IFF is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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