How Sosruko Stole Fire from the Giant
An alternative creation myth sheds new light on a highly topical question within a world on fire: what is a country?
The alternative creation myth of the small Caucasian Republic of Abkhazia sheds new light on a highly topical question: what is a country? During the film, Abkhazian artist Sipa Labakhua travels around the country with his marionette theatre in search of an alternative national narrative. This narrative is fuelled and formed by the reactions and stories of the audience.
90' / colour
Original title: HOE SOSRUKO HET VUUR STAL VAN DE REUS
Dir: Ineke Smits
Prod: The Film Kitchen - Ineke Kanters, Jan van der Zanden
Co-prod: Inti Films (BE)
Sc: Ineke Smits, Arkhip (Sipa) Labakhua
D.O.P.: Piotr Roslowski
Completed: October 2018
Language: Russian, English
a.o. STAND BY YOUR PRESIDENT (2014, doc), THE AVIATRIX OF KAZBEK (2010, feature), TRANSIT DUBAI (2008, short doc), BLACK GOLD UNDER NOTECKA FOREST (2005, short doc).
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