“The celebrated second feature from rising auteur Alexandre Koberidze, What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? is a modern-day fairy tale unlike any other.
This enchanting film transports us to the Georgian riverside city of Kutaisi, where summertime romance and World Cup fever are in the air. After a pair of chance encounters, pharmacist Lisa and soccer player Giorgi are smitten. They arrange a date, but fate has other plans in store: they both awaken the day of their rendez-vous magically transformed — with no way to recognize or contact each other. As the would-be couple tries to reunite, their eyes are opened to a whole new world, with surprises awaiting them in every cafe, courtyard, and cinema.
A gem from this year’s Berlinale and New York Film Festival, What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? infuses the seemingly everyday with painterly beauty and unexpected wonder. Packed with wit and charm, this luminous portrait of young love en plein air is poised to become a breakthrough film in the burgeoning Georgian New Wave.” -Mubi