City of the Sun
City of the Sun

City of the Sun

Director Rati Oneli

Production year 2017

Length 100min.

Country Georgia/USA/Qatar/Netherlands

SYNOPSIS

The lives, dreams and destinies of extraordinary characters unfold amidst the ruins of a semiabandoned mining town. Music teacher keeps demolishing the city to build a new life for himself and his family; miner-turned-actor lives in a limbo unable to make a decision between his passion (theatre) and money (working at the mines); and two malnourished champion athletes have to keep running just to survive.

CAST & CREW

Rati Oneli
Rati Oneli

Director

Producer

Rati Oneli, Jim Stark

Script

Dea Kulumbegashvili, Rati Oneli

Director of Photography

Arseni Khachaturian

Sound

Andrei Dergachev

Edit

Ramiro Suarez

Cast

Zurab Gelashvili, Archil Khvedelidze, Mariam Pkhaladze, Irina Pkhaladze

Production company

OFA 17 Irakli Abashidze Street, #18 Tbilisi, Georgia

Rati Oneli

Rati Oneli was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. He has lived in New York from 1999 to 2014 when he moved to Georgia in order make his documentary City of the Sun. He specialized in Middle East Studies, as well as International affairs both at Free University Tbilisi and Columbia University in New York. He currently pursues PhD in Philosophy at the European Graduate School. In 2014, he produced and co-edited Invisible Spaces (Theo), a short film that premiered at the Cannes IFF. In 2016, his next production, Lethe (Leitmotif) premiered at the Director’s Fortnight, Cannes IFF.


Filmography

Theo (2011, short), Leitmotif (2012, short), City of the Sun (2017).

FILMS 2017