Director: Josef Dabernig

Austria, Experimental film, 2011, 17 min

The former recreation home for Soviet cinematographers in the South Caucasus has been repurposed to accommodate writers. But that does not seem to work very well either. At present, only Boris Martow from Moscow, a talent from the promising times of the perestroika, is on the guest list. Amidst the faded glory of the institution for privileged artists, the poet tries to overcome his continuing creative crisis. Despite the current situation a celebration is organized. In the institution’s own cinema, however, the system ultimately shows its true colours. The indisposed audience is bored by the musical performance and the nervous crisis of the poet reaches its highest point just at the time of the celebration.


2011 – Short film Nominee for the European Film Awards at the The 68th Venice Film Festival (Italy).

Section: Short film program “Expanded Glimpses“

Screenplay: Josef Dabernig

Dir. of Photography: Christian Giesser

Music: Elisabeth Hildebrandt, Michael Palm

Cast: Daniel Shvelidze, Karen Poghosyan, Gagik Nshanyan