Mzis qalaqi (City of the Sun)
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Festival in Media
Section: Georgian Panorama
Country: Georgia /USA /Qatar /Nederlands
Year: 2017


Mzis qalaqi (City of the Sun)

color/104 minutes

Director: Rati Oneli. Screenplay: Dea Kulumbegashvili, Rati Oneli. Cinematographer: Arseni Khachaturan. Editing: Ramiro Suarez. Cast: Zurab Gelashvili, Archil Khvedelidze, Mariam Pkhaladze, Irina Pkhaladze.


Several improbable but true stories intersect in the film. Athlete sisters run methodically, like robots and it is the only thing they can do to survive. It also seems, however, that if they stop running, a spell would be broken, a catastrophe would strike and the entire city would come to a grinding halt. Zurab keeps destroying the city to build a new life for himself and his family, and Archil moves in a limbo unable to make a decision between his passion (theater) and money (working at the mines).

Rati Oneli, Dea Kulumbegashvili
Jim Stark
Exec. Producer:
Archil Kavtaradze
World Sales:

Rati Oneli

Born in 1977 in Tbilisi, Georgia. He has lived in New York from 1999 to 2014 when he moved to Georgia in order make his documentary City of the Sun. City of the Sun is Oneli's first feature-length documentary




2011 Theo (Short)
2012 Leitmotif (Short)
2014 Ukhilavi sivrtseebi (Short)
2016 Lethe (Short)
2017 City of the Sun (Doc)