The dead will understand
The dead will understand

The dead will understand

Director Marita Tevzadze, Ana Jegnaradze

Production year 2021

Length 23min.

Country Georgia

SYNOPSIS

After Covid-19 reached a small village in Georgia, birds occupied empty schoolyards and only supply trucks traveled the roads. Wall clocks ticked louder. People began to remember what they saw in their dreams at night. The river sparkled more brightly through the village, half-forgotten letters were found. And leaves blossomed on trees planted by people long gone. Doubts, fears and reassurances spilled from the TV news exactly five times a day during the week of Easter. The village had an important decision to make.

CAST & CREW

Marita Tevzadze
Marita Tevzadze

Director

Director of Photography

Ana Jegnaradze,Marita Tevzadze

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Marita Tevzadze,Ana Jegnaradze

Marita Tevzadze

Marita Tevzadze is a documentary filmmaker and visual storyteller from Georgia. She has studied journalism and anthropology. In 2017, Marita received a fellowship at ARTE TV headquarters in Strasbourg, France. As an independent freelance video journalist and filmmaker, she has contributed to PBS, POLITICO, National Geographic Society, Georgian Public Broadcasting, etc. Marita is an author of award-winning documentary films Pavilion, The Dead will understand, and Hey Gunesh. Pavilion (2020) - The best film in Focus Caucasus, CinéDOC-Tbilisi Film Festival 2020 The Dead will Understand (2021) - Special Jury Prize, CinéDOC-Tbilisi Film Festival, 2021 Hey, Gunesh! (2021) - Best technical work, Autrans international mountain film festival 2021



Ana Jegnaradze
Ana Jegnaradze

Director

Ana Jegnaradze

Ana Jegnaradze is an independent documentary filmmaker based in Tbilisi, Georgia. She has studied philosophy and political anthropology. Ana has produced award-winning feature-length and short documentary films. She has produced video stories for local and international media outlets including Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, POLITICO, PBS NewsHour Weekend, Georgian Public Broadcaster, and National Geographic Society. A feature-length observational documentary film Pavilion became the best film in the Caucasus at CinéDOC Film Festival 2020, a short documentary The Dead will Understand won Special Jury Prize at CinéDOC Film Festival 2021, a short documentary film Hey Gunesh has been selected and screened at Mountainfilm in the US, Ismailia Film Festival in Egypt, also at festivals in France, Italy, South Korea, South Africa, Armenia, etc. Pavilion (2020) - The best film in Focus Caucasus, CinéDOC-Tbilisi Film Festival 2020 The Dead will Understand (2021) - Special Jury Prize, CinéDOC-Tbilisi Film Festival, 2021 Hey, Gunesh! (2021) - Best technical work, Autrans international mountain film festival 2021