The movie

013CIFF21 WDWS when we look at the sky

Length: 150 min
Country: Duitsland, Georgië
Language spoken: Georgisch
Language subtitles: Engels
Cast: ANI KARSELADZE, GIORGI BOCHORISHVILI, OLIKO BARBAKADZE, GIORGI AMBROLADZE
Director: Alexandre Koberidze
Release date: 2021

Description

Funny, remarkably inventive, and romantic as hell - not just about romance itself, but about everything from youth, football, dogs, and ice cream to the Georgian town of Kutaisi and Cinema-with-a-capital-C - Alexandre Koberidze’s Berlin Competition FIPRESCI prize-winner is fabulous in both the literal and commonplace meanings of the word. Lisa (Oliko Barbakadze and then Ani Karseladze), a pharmacist, and Giorgi (Giorgi Ambroladze and then Giorgi Bochorishvili), a footballer, meet in the street and plan a date. But before they can, we learn they have been cursed: when they wake up the next day, each resembles someone else, making it impossible for one to recognise the other… How can love blossom? ‘A true delight… [The film] has the rare quality of an ever-fresh strangeness. This unique spontaneity… is not burdened by the alienating or off-putting characteristics of most art cinema… Instead, this special film rises to meet you, eager to show you new things.’ — Daniel Kasman, MUBI