Born in 1977 in Tbilisi, Georgia, Rati Oneli obtained a Master’s degree in Middle East Studies in Tbilisi and then studied International Relations and International Media in New York. Rati Oneli also works as a producer and editor. His short film Invisible Spaces (2014) was nominated Palm D’Or. City of The Sun is Oneli’s first feature-length film.
- City of the Sun
Georgia/Netherlands/ Qatar/USA, 2017 dir. Rati Oneli Up to 50 percent of the world’s manganese, a vital metal across the globe, used to be mined in Chiatura, in western Georgia. Today, it resembles an apocalyptic ghost town. City of the Sun portrays a few of the remaining inhabitants. Music teacher Zurab dismantles ramshackle concrete buildings and sells the iron girders to make some…Read more →