|For immediate release
Press Contact: Colin Beckett
colin[at]icarusfilms.com / (800) 876-1710
ICARUS FILMS ANNOUNCES SUNDANCE DOC PICK-UP
THE MACHINE WHICH MAKES EVERYTHING DISAPPEAR portrays modern life in the Georgian Republic
ICARUS FILMS announced today its acquisition of all North American distribution rights to the Sundance Film Festival, World Documentary Competition entry THE MACHINE WHICH MAKES EVERYTHING DISAPPEAR, directed by the young Georgian filmmaker Tinatin Gurchiani.
The deal was inked by Icarus Films president Jonathan Miller and the MD of Leipzig-based Deckert Distribution, Heino Deckert.
Miller said: "After such a hectic year in 2012, it's wonderful to begin 2013 with a lovely, unexpected film from a new talent, and from a land we know too little about. I think people will fall in love with the film the way we did. It may be winter, but it didn't feel that way watching Tinatin's film. We can't wait to bring it to American audiences."
THE MACHINE WHICH MAKES EVERYTHING DISAPPEAR begins with a casting call. The director is searching for young adults, aged 15-23, in order to make a film about growing up in Georgia, her home country. Young people from across the country, and a variety of backgrounds respond, all with their own reasons for participating. Following the most interesting respondents, director Tinatin Gurchiani weaves a kaleidoscopic tapestry of war and love, wealth and poverty, creating an extraordinarily complex vision of a modern society that still echoes with its Soviet past.
The film will make its North American premiere in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Tinatin Gurchiani will attend the festival, and is available for interviews from January 18th-27th. To request a screener or an interview, contact Colin Beckett, Manager of Marketing and Publicity: colin[at]IcarusFilms.com / (800) 876-1710.
“Mixing metanarrative with heightened visual aesthetics, The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear intuitively penetrates individual lives to conjure a richly layered, indelible portrait of a society, brilliantly becoming more than the sum of its parts.” –Sundance Film Festival
DOK Leipzig 2012, Germany
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) 2012, The Netherlands
Best Georgian Film, Tbilisi International Film Festival 2012, Georgia
Alpe Adria Cinema, Trieste Film Festival 2012, Italy
Göteborg International Film Festival 2013, Sweden Sundance Film Festival 2013, USA
101 minutes (HDCAM: 97 minutes)/color/Georgian with English subtitles
SUNDANCE PRESS SCREENING:
Monday, 1/21. 8:30AM
Holiday Village Cinema 1, Park City