This week on the Film at Lincoln Center podcast, we’re featuring a Q&A from the 59th New York Film Festival with What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? director Alexandre Koberidze, moderated by NYFF Director of Programming Dennis Lim.

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? opens Friday, November 12. Get tickets.

Among contemporary cinema’s most exciting and distinctive new voices, Georgian director Alexandre Koberidze has created an intimate city symphony like no other with his latest film. Beginning as an off-kilter romance in which footballer Giorgi and pharmacist Lisa are brought together on the streets of Kutaisi by chance, only to have their dreams complicated when they become victims of an age-old curse, What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? continues to radically and pleasurably shape-shift. Ultimately it becomes a lovely portrait of an entire urban landscape and the preoccupations—and World Cup obsessions—of the people who live there. Koberidze has made an idiosyncratic epic out of passing glances that feels as free and fulsome as a fairy tale.

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? opens Friday, November 12 in our theaters. Click here for tickets and showtimes.

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