THE AVIATRIX OF KAZBEK

A FEATURE FILM BY INEKE SMITS - 2010

SYNOPSIS

Marie is a girl who has a vivid imagination. On the flat island of Texel, she dreams about mountains and even collects pictures of them. She feels oppressed by the strict religious island community and its narrow-minded way of life. Secretly, she dances in the evening on the cracks of two loose boards in her room. She would rather like to do something with her life instead of marrying Paul, the beachcomber’s son. But being the only girl in a big and poor family during war time, she doesn’t seem to have much of a choice. The relationships and positions are tightened even more by the reality of war. Marie tries to outlive this reality by dreaming. The arrival of Georgian soldiers brings color, life and love in Marie's life. With their film, music, but especially their inventive, unusual survival strategies and entirely different vision of life, this isolated group of outsiders and, in particular, the young soldier Goga help Marie to find herself. Through them, she becomes the person who realizes all her dreams without fear. 

CREDITS

Director  Ineke Smits

Screenplay  Arthur Japin

Producer  Els Vandevorst for Isabella Films

Co-producers

Ellen De Waele for Serendipty Films

San Fu Maltha for Fu Works

Denis Vaslin for Volya Films

NPS television

DOP    Piotr Kukla

Composer  Gio Tsintsadze

Line producer  Jet Christiaanse

Casting   Oi Mundo Casting/Rebecca van Unen

First Assistant Director  Johan Ivens

Second Assistant Director   Zaza Rusadze

Script continuïty   Elly Verduyckt

Production Design   Diana van de Vossenberg

Costume Design   Ellen Lens

Make up   Sara Meerman

CAST

Madelief Blanken

Zura Zhgenti

Kakha Kintsurashvili

Rick Paul van Mulligen,

Dato Roinishvili

Peter Lohmeyer

Sylvia Poorta

Jack Wouterse

Anamaria Marinca