A Tunnel

  • Nino Orjonikidze, Vano Arsenishvili
  • Georgia, Germany
  • 2019
  • 90 min
  • World Premiere
  • IDFA Competition for First Appearance

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.

This film will only be available in Docs for Sale on November 25, after its World Premiere.


Nino Orjonikidze, Vano Arsenishvili
Nino Orjonikidze for Artefact Production
Hans Robert Eisenhauer for Ventana Film
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Nino Orjonikidze for Artefact Production
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Nino Orjonikidze for Artefact Production

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IDFA history

World Premiere
IDFA Competition for First Appearance
Round Table Pitch
Supported with €17057 for Classic: Production & postproduction

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