78 MIN

A drag queen and a drifting teenager live out bare life in a partially constructed apartment block in Tbilisi, finding it to be purgatory.

Cast & Crew
Producers: Kamal Aljafari, Flavia Mazzarino
Director: Kamal Aljafari
Script: Kamal Aljafari
Director of Photography: Kamal Aljafari
Music: Simon Fisher Turner
Sound: Attila Faravelli, Jochen Jezussek
Editor: Kamal Aljafari, Yannig Willmann
Production: Kamal Aljafari Productions

Jury Prize, Burning Lights Competition, Visions du Réel, Switzerland, 2024

Kamal Aljafari
Kamal Aljafari is a Palestinian filmmaker renowned for his distinctive approach to cinema. After studying at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, he now resides in Berlin. Aljafari has shared his expertise in filmmaking through teaching positions at The New School in New York and the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie in Berlin. His installation The Camera of the Dispossessed was showcased at the 35th Bienale de São Paulo (2023).  In 2024, IndieLisboa will highlight his contributions to cinema by dedicating its retrospective section to his work and it will take place at the Portuguese cinematheque.

Visit Iraq (short, 2003), The Roof (2006), Balconies (short, 2007), Port of Memory (2010), Recollection (2015), It’s a Long Way from Amphioxus (short, 2019), An Unusual Summer (2020), Paradiso, XXXI, 108 (short, 2023), UNDR (short, 2024), A Fidai Film (2024).