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Magic Mountain / ჯადოსნური მთა
Synopsis

After recovering from tuberculosis Mariam has a recurring nightmare about being kept high up in the mountains, in the middle of the forest in an old palace where outcasts live. The building is majestic, but inhabitants are rejected from society. One day, Mariam goes to meet the secret community to overcome her fear. In becoming friends with the tuberculosis patients of Abastumani and in sharing joy and pain with them, Mariam finally overcomes her fear. But Abastumani shares a forgotten story that was never told, the ghosts of the past reveal something much more sinister than Mariam’s personal nightmare, they expose the nightmare of a whole country.

Director’s biography

Mariam Chechia:

Mariam Chachia is a documentary film director and producer from Georgia. She is the founder of film production company OpyoDoc and co-founder of DOCA Documentary Association Georgia. Her first feature documentary, Listen to the Silence, premiered at DOK Leipzig 2016 and won the Golden Dove in the Next Masters Competition. Magic Mountain is Mariam’s second feature documentary which she produced and codirected with Nik Voigt. In December 2022, Mariam and her colleagues founded DOCA - Documentary Association Georgia, which aspires to contribute to the growth of a sustainable healthy documentary film industry in the country.

 

Nik Voigt:

Nik Voigt, a versatile filmmaker, began his career as a documentary photographer. He worked as a cinematographer, director, and editor across a range of film and media fields before finally finding his calling in documentary filmmaking in 2016. Since then, he has amassed an impressive portfolio of 9 DoP credits on documentary feature films, which have been shown on Arte and screened at numerous European festivals. Voigt’s directorial debut for a feature documentary is Magic Mountain.

Screening Date & Time

August 20, 2023
6:00 pm
TAJ Cinema 5
August 21, 2023
6:00 pm
Rainbow Theatre
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Poster - Magic Mountain
Director: Mariam Chachia, Nik Voigt
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2023
Duration: 85 minutes
Rating: 13+
Country: Georgia, Poland
Language: Russian, Georgian
Subtitling: English
Cinematography: Nik Voigt
Editing: Nik Voigt, Mariam Chachia
Production: Mariam Chachia (OpyoDoc)
Awards: DocsBarcelona - International Documentary Film Festival 2023 - Best Documentary Award
Début Status: Arab Première
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