Little Man, Time and the Troubadour
An alternative creation myth sheds new light on a highly topical question within a world on fire: what is a country?
Abkhazian artist Sipa Labakhua travels around his small, unknown native land, provoking audiences with his autobiographical one-man marionette show. Thus he collects the personal stories of Abkhazian nationalists, Russian hippies, Syrian repatriates and Orthodox believers. A road movie that sheds new light on a highly topical question in a world on fire: what is a country?
104' / colour
Original title: DE KLEINE MAN, TIJD EN DE TROUBADOUR
Dir: Ineke Smits
Prod: The Film Kitchen (NL) - Ineke Kanters, Jan van der Zanden
Co-prod: Inti Films (BE), Stout&Smits (NL)
Sc: Ineke Smits
D.O.P.: Piotr Roslowski
Completed: September 2019
Language: Russian, English, Arabic, Abkhaz, Georgian
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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