Their Helicopter

Direction
Year
2006
Country
  • Georgia
Runtime
22min
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This is a gentle and slightly absurdist documentary about the Ardoteli family in the mountains of Georgia who discovered that a Chechen helicopter carrying cheese had crashed by their house. Dropped into the life of this family, a helicopter is gradually enfolded into their daily rhythms, transformed into something utterly unexpected. In this land free of electric cables, cows find a shelter and children set up their private playground in it. Patient observations through the rusted “eyes” of this helicopter unfold a story of a remote place exposed to just one piece of civilization.

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  • Original Title
    Their Helicopter
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Salome Jashi
  • Cinematography
    Tato Kotetishvili
  • Editing
    Salome Jashi
  • Sound
    Irakli Metreveli, Salome Jashi
  • Runtime
    22 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
    2006
  • Country
    • Georgia
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Tbilisi International Film Festival (Georgia, Oct. 2006)
    • Caucasus Film Festival Nakvalevi (Georgia, Dec. 2006)
    • Trieste International Film Festival (Italy, Jan. 2007)
    • International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands, Jan. 2007)
    • Cinema du Reel (George Pompidu Center, France, March 2007)
    • Norwegian Short Film Festival (Norway, June 2007)
    • Vienna International Film Festival – Viennale (Austria, Oct. 2007)
    • Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animation Film (Germany, Nov. 2007)
  • Awards
    • Lessina International Film Festival - Verona province prize
    • Moldova International Documentary Film Festival – CRONOGRAF, awarded for Best Image (Moldova, May 2008)
    • International Documentary Film Festival in Mexico – DOCSDF, awarded for the Best Short Documentary (Sept 2007)
    • Mountain Film Festival Niamori (Georgia, February 2007)

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