Russia / Georgia, 2017, 63mn 
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Знаешь, мама, где я был?



 Znaesh, mama, gde ya byl?

Directed by : Levan GABRIADZE (Леван ГАБРИАДЗЕ)
Writing credits : Rezo GABRIADZE (Резо ГАБРИАДЗЕ)
Cinematography : Yuri KOKOSHKIN (Юрий КОКОШКИН)
Editing : Mariya LIKHACHEVA (Мария ЛИХАЧЕВА)
Produced by : Timur ASADOV (Тимур АСАДОВ), Timur BEKMAMBETOV (Тимур БЕКМАМБЕТОВ), Veronika BELENIKINA (Вероника БЕЛЕНИКИНА)
Production : Базелевс Продакшн / Bazeleus Production
Film revenue in Russia : 0.0778 million dollars
Spectators : 15 872
Release date in Russia : 26/04/2018

Awards :
Best Animation film "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2019
First prize Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2019

Plot synopsis
The rich inner world of famous Georgian theater and film director, artist and puppeteer Rezo Gabriadze is as fantastic as the animation into which he has poured this story of his life. Rezo’s director son Levan "Leo" Gabriadze, who previously made the horror film Unfriended (2014), leaves it to his father to talk about a life suffused with magical thinking. With offbeat humor, Rezo Gabriadze sees the world as if in a fever dream—one in which it's quite natural to see a rusty tractor parked beside Swan Lake or photos in newspapers moving about—you might just find yourself smoking with a frog and chatting about how tough life can be. Alternately solemn and light-hearted, tragic and surreal, the story covers a huge assortment of subjects: yes, there's the war, but there's also an incredible story about a love letter, and an argument about the location of a toilet. Political events take second place here, despite Gabriadze’s puppet theater being an attempt to find greater freedom beyond the censor’s gaze. This passionate and charming storyteller uses his animated imagery to pull us into his highly personal vision of the world.

Commentaries and bibliography
50 dessins animés ayant marqué l’histoire du cinéma russe et soviétique (vidéos), Maria TOKMACHEVA, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2023

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Georgian films on kinoglaz.fr, kinoglaz.fr (France), 2023
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2021
- International Film Festival of the Commonwealth Countries "Moscow Premiere", Moscow (Russia), 2021
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2019
- "Spirit of Fire" International Debut Film Festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2019
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2019
- European Independent Film Festival : ECU, Paris (France), 2018
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2018
- Haifa International Film Festival, Haifa (Israel), 2018
- International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2018
- International Festival of Young Cinema VOICES, Vologda and Cherepovets (Russia), 2018
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2018
- Open Russian Festival of Animated Film, Suzdal (Russia), 2018
- Russian Film Week in London, London (United Kingdom), 2018
- Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival : IDFA, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 2017