“Giuli – It Was A Dream” is a drama, musical biopic, short film, inspired by the true story of Giuli Chokheli, the most famous female Georgian Jazz singer in her time, sometimes referred to as the Georgian Ella Fitzgerald.
In this movie Giuli Chokheli plays herself at the age of 87.
LOGLINE: Forgotten by all, an elderly jazz singer lives through the fragments of her past.
SYNOPSIS: This short film is about the current life of jazz singer Giuli Chokheli, who is the main character. Already from the beginning the viewer notices that Giuli is in financial difficulties after she can’t even afford to pay the full taxi ride and grabs a cocktail from a stranger’s table as she passes by in the jazz club. In the next few scenes, Giuli gets into a conflict with the young jazz singer Anna because she sings her song, but she doesn’t even know that Giuli herself is sitting in the audience. The central conflict is resolved at the end of the film, when Anna gives Giuli the recognition she deserves.
The focus of the film is Giuli’s loneliness and how society has forgotten about her. A statue that only exists in Giuli’s head and accompanies her acts as a symbol of her solitude.
Directed by Meri Gelagutashvili (Germany)