"When something is so distant, you end up seeing the good sides of it." (From the film)
A poetic story of kids, skaters, artists, musicians, in a post-Soviet country.
As the characters stand in front of the camera with their teenage acne and long hair, as they skate on empty rooftops or through the busy streets of Tbilisi, or by the sea and in forests, when they make music and art, tattoo themselves with a home-made needle, they are neither in Tbilisi nor in Georgia. They are in a kind of neverland that only the very green and young can enter. You may not be interested in Georgia. You may also not have any interest for skateboarding or hip hop culture. But it's hard not to be interested in youth. You may want to see how the next generation dreams and creates its own reality within the adult world where words like religion, homeland, justice, law have heavy weights on them.
2015 IDFA BEST FIRST APPEARANCE
David Meskhi was born in 1979 in Tbilisi, Georgia. He studied Photo Journalism. Since 2004 he has been working as a photographer and photojournalist. When the Earth Seems to Be Light (2015) is his first film. Tamuna Karumidze is an editor and also an actress known for Otar Iosseliani's Chantrapas (2010). When the Earth Seems to Be Light (2015) is her directorial debut. Salome Machaidze graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Art, Department of Production Design. From 2000 on, she continued her studies in Berlin. When the Earth Seems to Be Light (2015) is her directorial debut.