3 documentaries not to miss at Tbilisi’s online International Documentary Film Festival

25 August 2020

The CinéDOC Tbilisi Documentary Film Festival has launched its eighth edition, combining live screenings with an online programme.

Originally scheduled for April 2020, the festival was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Following a steady decrease in cases across Georgia, the festival’s organisers decided to kick-off the festival in September with a special hybrid format.

Many of the festival’s films will be screened in outdoor spaces, including a drive-in cinema near Tbilisi’s Lisi Lake and the inner courtyard of Caucasian House. Other documentaries, meanwhile, will be streamed online for audiences worldwide. The Calvert Journal has picked some of the best documentaries to sample wherever you are.

Then Comes the Evening (2019)

Bittersweet and captivating, this documentary captures the life of two elderly women who live on the isolated hills of eastern Bosnia. Surrounded by nothing except the picturesque mountains, the two women live in a state of delicate harmony with each other and with nature.

Little Yellow Boots (2017)

In this cinematic letter to his future great-grandchild, Finnish filmmaker John Webster sets out on a roadtrip in an attempt to understand the public debate around climate change and why it is so difficult to tackle.

The Building (2019)

Combining archive material and present-day footage, this Ukrainian-German production reconstructs the early avant-garde legacy in Soviet Ukraine and pays cinematic homage to the Derzhprom Palace in Kharkiv.

CinéDOC-Tbilisi 2020 takes place between 30 August – 30 September. Find out more about the festival here.

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