Abkhazia is one of those “frozen” conflict regions of the former Soviet Union. Its people are proud of their historical heritage and will not let such nuisances like dilapidated houses and regular power shortages to lessen their love of life. To promote his native land, the Sports minister Rafael organizes an international dominos championship; however, the number of participants is fairly low, since only a few countries have recognized Abkhazia’s independence. Meanwhile, Rafael’s wife Natalia is unhappy; she thinks the Abkhazian patriots are resentful towards her because of her Russian descent; besides, Sukhumi is not the right town to have a career as an opera singer. This is a black comedy of true life which has received prizes from the Leipzig Documentary Film Festival, as well as Vision Du Reel festival.
- RU, ABSPOKEN LANGUAGE