The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear
A filmmaker puts out a casting call for young adults. The director wants to make a film about growing up in her home country, Georgia, and find commonalities across social and ethnic lines. She travels through cities and villages interviewing the candidates who responded and filming their daily lives. The boys and girls who respond to the call are radically different from one another, as are their personal reasons for auditioning. Some want be movie stars and see the film as a means to that end; others want to tell their personal story. Together, their tales weave a kaleidoscopic tapestry of war and love, wealth and poverty, and create an extraordinarily complex vision of a modern society that still echoes with its Soviet past.