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Mal De Mer Films.
Faces of the Quarter
Filmed in the dormitories of the Georgian port-town Poti, the people live here without the feeling of time. Their children walk around night and day, playing around the church of Saint Nina. Neighbourhood dogs wander around looking for shade to rest in. The yard of no.17 has a water pump: the children play with it; the grandmothers get water from it. When it rains, the children stay home. Their houses have no curtains. They walk from room to room, pipping out of windows. Men stand in their doorways and watch the rain. The children talk about their dreams of adult life. Now they are shown how to make a sundial and how to read it. The children begin to feel the flowing of time.'

The film creates syntheses of real time and child's empiric time.

Russia, Georgia