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Rainbowmaker, The

Rainbowmaker, The
Scene from "The Rainbowmaker" (photo © Pieter van der Houwen)

Grandpa Giorgi never tires of telling his two little grandchildren tales of their superhero dad, a giant of a man who's on an important secret-agent mission. The truth is too dispiriting: their dad, Dato, is a simple meteorologist who's spent the last couple of years innocently languishing in jail... When Dato is released, he returns home to find that his wife has fallen for a circus strongman, and his children refuse to believe that he's their dad. Dato is shattered and begins to despair of ever finding happiness again. But then Lia, a cheerful young pilot, swoops down into his life like an angel. Though she wouldn't mind becoming Dato's new wife, she nevertheless helps Dato see what is really important to him: his wife and children. Then, one day, the sorrowful meteorologist discovers that he can do more than just observe nature: he can turn summer into winter and create fanciful double rainbows! He has the power to control the forces of nature! Maybe he can use his gift to win back his family?


Nana Djordjadze was born in Tblisi/Georgia in the former USSR. She studied Architecture in Tblisi and was active as an architect until 1973. She then studied Film and worked as a costume designer, set designer and actress before receiving the Golden Camera in Cannes for her feature debut Robinsonade, or my English Grandpa. Her other films include: the Academy Award nominated A Chef in Love (1997), the critically acclaimed 27 Missing Kisses (2000), and The Rainbowmaker (2008).
Genre Drama, Love Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2008
Director Nana Djordjadze
Screenplay Irakli Kvirikadze
Cinematography Walther Vanden Enden
Irakli Kvirikadze
Paul M. van Brugge
Vaja Djalagania
Cast Merab Ninidze, Ramaz Chkhikvadze, Anja Antonowicz, Chulpan Khamatova, Nino Kirtadze, Toomas Urb, Elene Bezarashvili, Iva Gogitidze
Producers Joost de Vries, Oliver Damian, Leontine Petit, Tero Kaukomaa, Paolo Maria Spina, Andrey Razumovsky, Niels Rinke
Production Company 27 Films Production/Berlin, in co-production with Blind Spot Pictures/Helsinki, Lemming Film/Amsterdam, Fora-Film M/Moscow, Revolver Film/Rome
Length 94 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 Georgian
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Warsaw 2009
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, MFG Baden-Württemberg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, German Federal Film Fund, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, MEDIA, Finnish Film Foundation, Eurimages, Hessen Invest Film, Netherlands Film Fund, Russian Federal Agency of Culture and Cinematography

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