I Am Truly a Drop of Sun on Earth


Additional Film Info

I Am Truly a Drop of Sun on Earth, 2017
Switzerland, 61mins
DCP, B&W, 2K
Dolby 5.1
Alva Film, Geneva

Synopsis & Trailer

The sun has not quite risen in Tbilisi, Georgia, when April is released after having spent another night in jail for prostitution. Although, for April and her fellow sex workers, the sun will probably never come up. They live in a masculine world in which women are a disposable commodity – something to vent your anger on. In the shadow of a luxury hotel, April meets Dije, a young Nigerian immigrant – an outsider even among outsiders. He once thought he was on his way to Georgia, USA, but ended up here instead. Another dream dashed. In this place, at the edge of the world where the only option is day-to-day survival , these two souls recognise one another’s lonely journey. In this powerful debut filmed in black-and-white – how else – and with a layer of ink-black, biting humour, Elene Naveriani sketches lives in suspended animation – a living death, until death comes. 

Elene NaverianiElene Naveriani 
Born in 1985 in Tbilisi, Georgia. 2003 studies painting at State Academy of Art, in Tbilisi. In 2007 she graduated Art academy with a collective diploma work. Worked in art collective LOTT during 5 years. 2009 master in CCC Programme (critical curatorial cybermedia). Studies at HEAD (Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design) Genève, in the department cinéma/cinéma du réel. She graduated her studies in 2014.

Directors, Producers and Crew

Director & Writer - Elene Naveriani
DoP - Agnesh Pakozdi
1st Assistant Director - Nino Gogua
2nd Assistant Director - Melano Sokhadze
Continuity Supervisor - Sophie Pagliai
Sound Engineer - Thomas Reichlin
Art Director - Tako Elizarashvili
Editor - Gabriel Gonzalez
Sound Editor - Philippe Ciompi
Sound Mixer - Philippe Ciompi
Colour Grading - Raphael Frauenfelder
Producer - Britta Rindelaub

April - Khatia Nozadze
Dije - Daniel Antony Onwuka


Solothurn Filmtage - World Premiere
Rotterdam Film Festival - Bright Future
Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund
Crossing Europe Film Festival
Fünf Seen Film Festival
Queer Porto - Best Film
Women Make Waves FF
International Festival of Youth and Students
Valladolid International Film Festival / SEMINCI - Best Cinematography
Regensburg: Under Construction
Sao Paulo IFF
International Film Festival Entrevues Belfort
Tbilisi IFF
This Human World Film Festival
Rome Independent Film Festival