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Short Films from the Caucasus

Kurzfilme aus dem Kaukasus

Selected by Salaam Cinema

სოციუმის პატიმარი (Prisoner of Society)
Rati Tsiteladze, Georgia, 2018, 16 min. Georgian with English subtitles

Le jeu de Mariage (The Wedding Game)
Adina Balatova, Belgium, Dagestan 2018, 35 min. French, Russian with English subtitles

Святый Боже (Holy God)
Vladlena Sandu, Russia 2016, 25 min. Russian with English subtitles

Bir dəfə Şanxayda  (Once Upon a time in Shanghai)
Leyli Gafarova, Azerbaijan 2018, 35. min. Azerbaijani, English, French, German with English subtitles

Şanxay, Baki (Shanghai, Baku)
Teymur Hajiev, Azerbaijan 2017, 20 min. Azerbaijani with English subtitles

A compilation of stories from across the Caucasus Mountains, all of them different tales of people living amidst the remnants of the post-Soviet era and the amalgamation of diverse cultures. Whether it's about queer lives, war, or modern cities, the Caucasus is full of paradoxes that cannot be described in simple terms, much like this compilation of short films. This programme serves as an introductory window into the distant road that stretches between the East and West, the South and North, and everything in between. (LG)