International Competition : Feature films 2017

I Am Truly A Drop of Sun on Earth

2017
Switzerland
1h01
Fiction
B&W

In an mostly nocturnal Tbilisi, haunted by illegal or clandestine bodies, April, a prostitute fresh out of jail, crosses paths with Dije, a Nigerian who thought he was going to Georgia, United States, but finds himself in Georgia, Caucasia. This improbable encounter offers these two lost souls some short-lived but precious respite. Magnificently shot in crepuscular black-and-white, I Am Truly a Drop of Sun on Earth offers an implacable and chilling observation of a country corrupted by violence and indifference, set within a context of femicides. Yet through the grace of the gaze that Elene Naveriani brings to bear on her characters, their beauty and sensuality lends a glimmer of hope to the film. (Laurence Reymond)

Elene Naveriani studied painting at the State Academy of Art in Tbilisi, then film at the HEAD in Geneva. I Am Truly A Drop of Sun on Earth is her first feature film
SF : Les Evangiles d'Anasyrma (2014)

Cast
Khatia Nozadze, Daniel Antony Onwuka
Screenplay
Elene Naveriani
Photography
Agnes Pakozdi
Sound
Thomas Reichlin, Philippe Ciompi
Editing
Gabriel Gonzalez
Production
Britta Rindelaub (Alva Film), Elene Naveriani (mishkin)

CONTACT
Ines Skrbic (Film Republic)
ines@filmrepublic.biz

2017 Competition