LET THE SUMMER NEVER COME AGAIN

by Alexandre Koberidze
LET THE SUMMER NEVER COME AGAIN

Informations

Nation: Germany, Georgia

Year: 2017

Length: 202'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

A young man comes to the city from a village to audition for a dance company. He takes part in illegal, underground street fights for money. He sleeps with men for money. He falls in love with a man. He starts to dance in a company. The man he loves goes to the war; the young man goes back to his village.

Director

Alexandre Koberidze

Alexandre Koberidze

Alexandre Koberidze (Tbilisi, Georgia, 1984) from 2001 to 2005 studied film producing at Film and Theater University in Tbilisi. Since 2009 he studies directing at German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB).

Filmography:
It Must Have Been Love But It’s Over Now (cm, 2012), Germany in War (mm, 2013),
Looking Back Is Grace (cm, 2013), Colophon (cm, 2015), Let the Summer Never Come Again (2017).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura, fotografia, montaggio/director, screenplay, cinematography, film editing
Alexandre Koberidze
interpreti/cast
Mate Kevlishvili, Giorgi Bochorishvili
produttori/producers
Alexandre Koberidze, Nutsa Tsikaridze, Keti Kipiani

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contatti/contacts
DFFB - German Film and Television Academy Berlin
Josephine Settmacher
j.settmacher@dffb.de
www.dffb.de

Director statement

“War is always part of things I do – even when I don’t plan or want it. It reflects itself in everything. Knowing that gives me possibility to put war as a subject on the peripheries of the story and visually to let it completely disappear. In the film the word war is told three times, one of the main characters is a military officer but we never see him in uniform. It is a story of love between two men which finds its end because of war. Like with the subject of war I also don’t believe in possibility of visualizing or emotional retelling of the subject of love – that’s why this dramaturgically essential element happens also on visual peripheries of the film.”

Synopsis Learn more

A young man comes to the city from a village to audition for a dance company. He takes part in illegal, underground street fights for money. He sleeps with men for money. He falls in love with a man. He starts to dance in a company. The man he loves goes to the war; the young man goes back to his village.

Director All about direction

Alexandre Koberidze

Alexandre Koberidze

Alexandre Koberidze (Tbilisi, Georgia, 1984) from 2001 to 2005 studied film producing at Film and Theater University in Tbilisi. Since 2009 he studies directing at German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB).

Filmography:
It Must Have Been Love But It’s Over Now (cm, 2012), Germany in War (mm, 2013),
Looking Back Is Grace (cm, 2013), Colophon (cm, 2015), Let the Summer Never Come Again (2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura, fotografia, montaggio/director, screenplay, cinematography, film editing
Alexandre Koberidze
interpreti/cast
Mate Kevlishvili, Giorgi Bochorishvili
produttori/producers
Alexandre Koberidze, Nutsa Tsikaridze, Keti Kipiani

**
contatti/contacts
DFFB - German Film and Television Academy Berlin
Josephine Settmacher
j.settmacher@dffb.de
www.dffb.de

Director statement Read more

“War is always part of things I do – even when I don’t plan or want it. It reflects itself in everything. Knowing that gives me possibility to put war as a subject on the peripheries of the story and visually to let it completely disappear. In the film the word war is told three times, one of the main characters is a military officer but we never see him in uniform. It is a story of love between two men which finds its end because of war. Like with the subject of war I also don’t believe in possibility of visualizing or emotional retelling of the subject of love – that’s why this dramaturgically essential element happens also on visual peripheries of the film.”