What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? (2021)

Two lovers in a lively and ancient Georgian town are cursed not to recognize each other in this witty, warm, surprising modern folktale.

Jessica Kiang, Variety

The question is not so much, What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? but what exactly we see when we look at Alexandre Koberidze’s joyously elusive flight of fancy from Georgia.

On one level, this is a fairy tale about lovers afflicted by a mysterious curse; on another, a leisurely, meandering evocation of life in a Georgian city; and on yet another, a self-reflexive disquisition on narrative, reality and the power of the image to transform the everyday. Whichever way you cut it, this is a slyly inventive, free-ranging adventure in cinematic possibility. (…) Koberidze’s combination of romantic lyricism and cerebral irony will chime with anyone who loves to see cinema revel in the pleasures of formal play.

Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily

  • Orig. title: Ras vkhedavt, rodesac cas vukurebt?
  • Language: Georgian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Distribution: Cercamon
  • Cinematography: Faraz Fesharaki
  • Editing: Aleksandre Koberidze
  • Music: Giorgi Koberidze
  • Sound: Giorgi Koberidze
  • Production design: Maka Jebirashvili
  • Costume design: Nino Zautashvili
  • Make-up: Lana Amoeva, Renata Kosenko, Christine Svanidze