BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Cinema Extraordinaire
13

Thirteen

ORIGINAL TITLE:
13) Tzameti
Frankrike / 2005 / 95 min
In the claustophobic midst of a cruel game where only one player survives

 

Sébastien is a young immigrant working on the rooftop of a house. Through the floor he witnesses the house owner's activites. Upon the owner's sudden death, Sébastien decides to follow instructions meant for the dead man. Soon he realises there's no turning back as he is in the claustophobic midst of a cruel game where only one player survives. He has fallen into a degenerate, clandestine world of mental chaos behind closed doors, in which men gamble on the lives of others.

Gela Babluani was born in Tblisi in Georgia 26 years ago. He has only made a short before (13) TZAMETI.
Says Babluani about his filmmaking: "Using broad framing and directional lighting to make the changes from shadow to brightness more striking, I aim to find the right tone for the film and prepare the final stage of the creative process: the editing."