Winter Which Wasn’t There
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Festival in Media
Section: Georgian Panoram
Country: Georgia 
Year: 2018

Winter Which Wasn’t There

10 minutes/color


Director: Vajiko Chachkhiani

Screenplay: Vajiko Chachkhiani, Nutsa Tsikaridze

Cinematographer: Irakli Metreveli

Art Director: Anuka Kalandarishvili, Nato Bagrationi



Jimsher Berdzenishvili



Winter which was not there’ can be seen as a metaphor for the liberation of an individual from his or her own history. In the film, a man watches a monumental concrete sculpture of a man being hoisted out of the sea. The sculpture is clearly reminiscent of a classic heroic monument but in a strange, and somewhat uncanny way, the face and figure of the sculpture look amazingly like the man who’s watching it rise out of the sea.



Vajiko Chachkhiani

Vajiko Chachkhiani (born 1985 in Tbilisi, Georgia) lives and works in Berlin and Tbilisi. He studied Mathematics and Informatics at the Technical University, Tbilisi, Georgia before turning to Fine Art, which he studied in the class of Prof. Gregor Schneider at Universität der Künste (UdK), Berlin, Germany. Vajiko Chachkhiani is working on fiction and artist films since 2005.



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