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Georgia, 2013, 95 Minute Running Time
US Premiere
Topics: Comedy, Romance
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: Georgian English Sub-Titles

Awards: Karlovy Vary: Award for the most promising project 2013

Boasting a strong vision, ironic sense of humor and brilliant minimalistic acting, this lovely, compassionate, melancholy comedy portrays the warmth and delicacy of human relationships in contemporary Georgia.

Sandro is a 40-year-old Tbilisi teacher who still lives with his parents. His mother constantly bugs him to grow up and get married, but Sandro has little luck with the women he and his single friend Iva contact through dating sites. After yet another unsuccessful match up, Sandro meets hairdresser Manana, the mother of one of his students, and falls in love with her. However, the seemingly single Manana turns out to be married and her hot-tempered husband Tengo is just about to be released on probation.

"Quietly enchanting...the unpredictable narrative deftly juggles a mix of rueful humor and genuine sweetness, with pitch-perfect performances and unfussily naturalistic yet artful staging. The result is a slow-burning delight that leaves a soulful afterglow."
- Dennis Harvey, Variety

Winner: Special Jury Prize, Abu Dhabi Film Festival

Filmmaker(s) attending: Producer

DIRECTOR: Levan Koguashvili
Producer: Levan Koguashvili, Suliko Tsulukidze, Olena Yershova
Editor: Levan Koguashvili, Nodar Nozadze
Screenwriter: Boris Frumin, Levan Koguashvili
Cinematographer: Tato Kotetishvili
Principal Cast: Kakhi Kavsadze, Archil Kikodze, Andro Sakhvarelidze, Ia Sukhitashvili
Filmography: Street Days (2010)
Women from Georgia (Doc, 2009)

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