BRIGHTON 4TH | Russia, Bulgaria, U.S.
Direction by Levan Koguashvili and Cinematography by Academy Award® nominee Phedon Papamichael
Georgia’s Official Submission to the 94th Academy Awards and Tribeca Winner: Best International Feature, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor Awards
BRIGHTON 4TH tells a story about Georgian wrestler, Kakhi, who travels to Brooklyn to help his son out of a gambling debt. 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. 95 minutes. Language: Georgian, English, Russian
‘DELIGHTFUL…REWARDING. A GORGEOUSLY CINEMATIC FAMILIAL TRAGICOMEDY THAT CONSTANTLY AND MOVINGLY CHALLENGES EXPECTATIONS.” LA TIMES