The Dazzling Light of SunsetSalomé Jashi, 74 min, Germany, Georgia.
The film takes a small town television station as a centerpiece and draws a pseudo-ethnographic portrait of a community in Georgia. Rituals and traditions define the community’s lifestyle, but a far away reflection of the modern world also finds a way in it. Thus a strange hybrid is generated. Then everyone’s confused on how to represent themselves while performance of a self in its best way possible is of primary importance. A kaleidoscope of characters, places and happenings unveil the life and values here. The sole journalist of the television station, Dariko, is like Virgil from Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ taking the audience on a trip to the community’s moments of revelation.