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In this portrait of parental sacrifice and the love of a father for his son, former wrestler Kakhi (played by real-life Olympic champion Levan Tediashvili) embarks on a journey from his home in the Republic of Georgia to visit his son Soso (Giorgi Tabidze) in the Russian-speaking neighborhood of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. There he finds him living in a shabby boarding house populated by a colorful group of fellow Georgian immigrants. Soso is not studying medicine, as Kakhi believed, but is working for a moving company and has accrued a $14,000 gambling debt to a local Russian mob boss. Kakhi sets his mind to helping his hapless son out of his debt, leading to situations as often comic as they are dire. Lensed by Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Phedon Papamichael (The Trial of the Chicago 7Nebraska), Levan Koguashvili Brighton 4th won three major awards at the Tribeca Film Festival – Best International Film, Best Actor, and Best Screenplay – and is Georgia’s official submission to the 94th Academy Awards®.

  • Year
    2022
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    English, Georgian, Russian
  • Country
    Georgia
  • Director
    Levan Koguashvili
  • Screenwriter
    Boris Frumin, Levan Koguashvili
  • Producer
    Levan Koguashvili, Olena Yershova, Irakli Rodonaya
  • Co-Producer
    Stefan Kitanov, Janusz Pawlowski, Abylay Zhakashov, Mira Staleva, Armen Zuloyan
  • Cast
    Levan Tedaishvili, Giorgi Tabidze, Kakhi Kavsadze
  • Cinematographer
    Phedon Papamichael
  • Editor
    Nikolai Metin, Elene Asatiani, Sasha Frumin, Davit Kiknadze