Archive Cinema City 2013.

The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear

Genre: Documentary
Country: Georgia, Germany
Year: 2012
Duration: 97 min

Director: Tinatin Gurchiani

Programme selection: Beldocs @ Cinema City

Original language: Georgian
Subtitles: Serbian


A film director announces a casting for 15-23-year old youths. This search brings her to different locations: villages and cities. Here are many people who answer the call: some are interested in becoming part of a film, others are ready to share their sentimental stories or seek the strength to carry out their major resolutions… Those who prove to be interesting enough are followed through various dramatic situations.

A film about how beautiful life can be and how difficult when you dream of being a hero. The protagonists of this film live and dream this heroism, whether they run from reality or face it head-on. They are old and they are very young, just beginning their lives. But they are all united in the poetry of searching.


IDFA Amsterdam 2012, Netherlands, Tbilisi IFF 2012, Georgia, Alpe Adria Cinema FF Trieste 2012, Italy, Sundance 2013, USA, DOK Leipzig 2012 Germany, Göteborg IFF 2013, Sweden, MoMA Documentary Fortnight New York 2013, USA, ZagrebDox 2013, Croatia, True/False FF 2013, USA, One World HRFF Prague 2013, Czech Republic, Sofia IFF 2013, Bulgaria, Hong Kong FF 2013, Thessaloniki IDF 2013, Greece, Docudays Kyiv 2013, Ukraine, It’s All True IDF 2013, Brazil, Panama IFF 2013, Documentary Edge IDF 2013, New Zealand


Award for Best Georgian Film Tbilisi IFF 2012
Directing Award in the World Cinema Documentary Competition Sundance 2013, USA