‘Wet Sand - Elene Naveriani’

19 Feb.'22
- 17:00

Focus on Georgia

The screening will be followed by a conversation with the main actress Bebe Sesitashvili.

A village at the Georgian Black Sea with friendly people believing to know each other. One day, Eliko is found hanged. His granddaughter Moe comes to organize his funeral. She is confronted with a web of lies and the tragic consequences of Eliko’s hidden love life with Amnon over the last 22 years.

Elene Naveriani (1985, Georgia) is a director (they/their), now living in Switzerland. They graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Art in monumental painting in 2003. After a Master’s in Critical Curatorial Cybermedia at the Geneva School of Art and Design, they also started their studies in Cinema there. Their first feature I Am Truly a Drop of Sun on Earth (2017) premiered at IFF Rotterdam and was awarded numerous prizes. Elene also directed two further short films that received considerable acclaim. Red Ants Bite (2019) was nominated for the best Swiss short film award. In 2021, their second feature film Wet Sand had its World Premiere in Locarno in August 2021 and earned the Best Actor’s prize. Elene is currently developing two further feature-film projects.



New release



18 → 27

BRIDGES. East of West Film Days - 5th edition

Practical information



Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS


  • Georgian
  • Subtitles: English

(GE/CH, 2021, DCP, 115')



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