CITY OF THE SUN

104 min. 2017, GEORGIA, USA, QATAR, THE NETHERLANDS (recorded in Georgia)

Directed by Rati Oneli

Up to 50 percent of the world’s manganese used to be mined in Chiatura, in western Georgia. Today, it resembles an apocalyptic ghost town. The film portrays a few of the remaining inhabitants and brings home the ephemeral nature of utopias. In a city where the sun never shines, it’s only the inhabitants that generate warmth. Oneli succeeds in achieving far more than the mining companies are capable of: his camera brings that most valuable of resources to the surface – humanity.

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Režissöör Rati Oneli

Peaaegu 50 protsenti maailma mangaanist kaevandati Gruusia lääneosas Chiaturas. Tänaseks sarnaneb see paik apokalüptilise kummituslinnaga. Haaravad sissevaated tööstusvaremeis elukeskkonda, kus järelejäänud linlased end teostada püüavad, avavad utoopiate kaduva olemuse. Linna, kus päike kunagi ei paista, soojendavad selle elanikud.