A Tunnel

a film by Nino Orjonikidze, Vano Arsenishvili

A Tunnel

Georgia, Germany | 2019 | 90:00 min

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An old railway platform in a remote valley of Georgia suddenly becomes a site for a big change, when hundreds of Chinese settle around it to build the New Silk Road.

A scarcely populated mountainous gorge is a mysterious place. Protected by mountains and forest all around, it looks like being frozen in time: old railway platform, wooden houses, wild nature. Old local train rattles around twice a day – the only mean of communication for most of the villagers. But when echoes of explosions reach the village, it becomes obvious that things are going to change here for good. A big black hole appears in the mountain as a sign that newcomers have arrived. Hundreds of Chinese settle in a remote Georgian village to build a modernized railway that will link China and Europe.

Previously known with its working title The Platform, it was shortlisted for the Hong Kong Film Financing Forum and benefited from support by IDFA's Bertha Fund.
Development & Forums: 
IDFA Forum, 
Dok Leipzig Co-pro Market
, EFM Berlinale
, Edinburgh Pitch, 
, EurasiaDoc
, CineDoc/PitchDoc
, Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF)

IDFA Competition for First Appearance — world premiere

35 DOK.fest Munich — DOK.horizonte
37 Kassel Dokfest

Cast and Crew
  • Director Nino Orjonikidze, Vano Arsenishvili
  • Producer Vano Arsenishvili, Nino Orjonikidze, Hans-Robert Eisenhauer
  • Director of Photography Vano Arsenishvili
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