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GOGITAS AKHALI TCKOVREBA / Gogita’s New Life

GOGITAS AKHALI TCKOVREBA / Gogita’s New Life

After fourteen years in prison, the time has come for Gogita to return to his normal life. He’s longing for a home of his own and to marry a nice woman. But who would be interested in a poor farmer and ex-con that still lives with his mother? Then he meets Maka on the Internet. She’s not that young anymore, and she’s not the prettiest girl in the world, but she can bake delicious cakes. They’re soon making grand plans without even having met. What unfolds is a tragicomic tale of a simple man and woman looking for love in a world that’s placing high demands on them, a tender and humorous glimpse into the life of those two people.

LEVAN KOGUASHVILI, born in 1973 in Tbilisi, studied film production at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Georgia State Film University and worked as a journalist for Georgian television. Between 1995 and 1999, Koguashvili studied film directing at the Russian Film School – VGIK in Moscow. In 2007, he graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts’ Graduate Film Program in New York. // Films (selection): The Debt (2005, short), The Women from Georgia (2008, doc), Quchis dgeebi (Street Days, 2010), Brma paemnebi (Blind Dates, 2013; CE’14), Gogitas akhali tckovreba (Gogita’s New Life, 2016, doc)

European Panorama Documentary 2017

LEVAN KOGUASHVILI

Georgia / Croatia / Russia / Ukraine 2016
DCP / color
71 minutes
OmeU / OV with engl. subtitles

Screenplay
Cinematography
Gigi Samsonadze, Mikho Sturua
Editing
Elene Asatiani, Levan Koguashvili
Sound
Beka Vanishvili, Irakli Zibzibadze, Kote Kalandadze
Producers
Levan Koguashvili (Kino Iberica, GE), Temur Ugulava (GE), Dario Domitrovic (Embrio Production, HR), Boris Frumin, Erekle Rodonaya (Moskvich, RU), Olena Yershova (Tatofilm, UA)

Production

Embrio Production
Gajnički vidikovac I 29A
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
embrio@embrioproduction.com
www.embrioproduction.com
World Sales

Deckert Distribution
Gottschedstraße 18
04109 Leipzig, Germany
info@deckert-distribution.com
www.deckert-distribution.com

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere