Georgia / France / OmeU / 63 min / Documentary / 2016

The Things

Documentary film THE THINGS is built around items - simple and mundane objects, that sometimes gain exceptional, magical meaning and identity. Filmed in 2018, after 1o years from the Russian-Georgian war of 2008, THE THINGS tell the stories of the last things that dwellers of the now occupied zone took with them when fleeing their homes for undefined time. Filmed in IDP camp, the movie captures the present relationship between the Things and their owners, observes its role in each other's life and invites the spectator into the space between loss and hope.  

Director: Nino Gogua

Cinematography: Nino Gougua, Sandro Khutsishvili

Nino Gogua

Nino Gogua is a Georgian filmmaker and co-founder of CineMark film production company. She started to work as an independent film-maker in 2012 and since then her short and feature documentaries (Madonna, The Things, Day and Night) have been premiered and screened in local and international film festivals, like Tbilisi International Film Fest, Visions Du Reel, Locarno, Jihlava Film Festival, etc. During 2015-2018 she graduated from joint master degree Docnomads for documentary film directing and now continues her professional work in Georgia, tbilisi.


2022 Day and Night

2016 The Things

2014 Madonna