Film - Program 3 Filmfest 2019


Directed by Yana Ugrekhelidze


Director: Yana Ugrekhelidze
Section: Program 3
Country: Germany
Year: 2019
Language: without Dialogue
Version: Original version
Cast: Lev Shuster, Anastasia Schwegler, Richard Liepins, Giorgi Gedevanidze
18+ (no age rating)

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In order to escape the war of Abkhazian secession, four children leave their hometown of Sukhumi, each in a different way: on the last train, the last ship, the last plane, and by crossing the snow-covered mountains. This film is based on true events that happened while Georgian civilians were being expelled from or killed in the region in 1993.

  • Film School: Academy of Media Arts Cologne

  • Duration: 9 Min.

Meet the director


Yana Ugrekhelidze

Yana Ugrekhelidze was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. After earning a degree in interpreting by the University of Georgia, she studied communication design at the Peter Behrens School of Arts in Düsseldorf and has pursued postgraduate studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Her first animated film, SUMMER STORY, was a semifinalist at the Student Academy Awards. Her second film, ARMED LULLABY, premiered at the Berlinale. Ugrekhelidze is currently working on a documentary, CASE NR. 79087, and an animated project, GOLODOMOR.


Screenplay: Yana Ugrekhelidze
Director of Photography: Yana Ugrekhelidze
Film Editor: Yana Ugrekhelidze
Sound: Gerald Schauder
Producer: Yana Ugrekhelidze