Nyon International Film Festival
World premiere of Georgian filmmaker’s new documentary

A still from Salome Jashi's documentary The Dazzling Light of Sunset. Photo from the Nyon International Film Festival.
Agenda.ge, 23 Mar 2016 - 18:34, Tbilisi,Georgia

Cinema lovers at Switzerland's largest film festival are being treated to the world premiere of a documentary by Georgian film director Salome Jashi.

Jashi's feature work The Dazzling Light of Sunset, is a co-production between Georgia and Germany and will screen for the first time at the internationally acclaimed Nyon International Film Festival, also known as Visions du Reel.

The film will be one of 180 films from 49 countries, and one of 90 world premieres.

A still from director Salome Jashi's documentary The Dazzling Light of Sunset. Photo from the Nyon International Film Festival.

The Dazzling Light of Sunset will screen on April 20 and 21 within the New Look section of the festival.

Berlin-based Jashi worked on the feature-length documentary as director and scriptwriter. Most of the film was shot in Tsalenjikha town in western Georgia.

The film takes a small town television station as a centrepiece of its story and draws a pseudo-ethnographic portrait of a community in Georgia … A kaleidoscope of characters, places and happenings unveil their life and their strange set of hybrid values," read the festival's preview of The Dazzling Light of Sunset.

Jashi's new work was produced by the Sakdoc Film and Inselfilm studios together with MDR/Arte and YLE, and finally supported by Roberth Bosch Stiftung and the Georgian National Film Centre.

Jashi's 2011 documentary Bakhmaro received an Honorary Mention at the 2011 Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film in Germany.

She was also named as one of the judges of the 2015 edition of the German festival.

This year the Nyon International Film Festival will take place for the 47th annual time. Founded in 1969, the event sought to introduce documentary works from the then-Soviet, Eastern European countries to the West.

This year's festival will run from April 14-23. The complete program of films can be viewed on the official festival website here.

See the teaser video for Salome Jashi's documentary film The Dazzling Light of Sunset below: