Alexandre Koberidze's feature earns Sevilla festival prize for photography

From left: cinematographer Faraz Fesharaki, director Alexandre Koberidze and producer Mariam Shatberashvili, pictured at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year. Photo via Berlinale., 16 Nov 2021 - 14:51, Tbilisi,Georgia

Filmmaker Alexandre Koberidze's feature What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? collected its latest international accolade on the weekend, with the film earning its cinematographer Faraz Fesharaki the Best Photography Award at Festival de Sevilla.

Organisers of the cinema celebration in the Spanish city handed out their prizes on Saturday, with Fesharaki honoured with the award for his work on the film that screened in the Official Selection programme, and had the Spanish premiere at the event.

It marks the first major prize for the cinematographer, who previously worked on short titles, including the award-winning Cross-Country Drive (2017) by filmmaker Borbála Nagy. Fesharaki has also directed himself, with his works including the 2017 short It's a criminal waste to give this film a postproduction - co-directed with Moritz Friese.