Section: Spotlight: Georgia



Tornike Gogrichiani
Georgia, 2017, 25 Min

Andro wants to go to the flea market in neighbouring Turkey to sell personal belongings. The rickety car is packed, son Dato is allowed to join. The sale is supposed to secure their own survival. But things don’t go as planned after a hitchhiker joins them.

Vega Alta Films

Andro's wife helps him choose the things to sell and gives him advice. He goes to the mechanic before setting off. During the journey, Andro decides to give a ride to take a Turkish hitchhiker when they reach a gas station. But the hitchhiker gets on his nerves with constant questions and insists on buying a jacket that Andro doesn't even want to give away. They exchange blows. As they drive through a village, children throw stones at the car.

In his film essay about a father-son relationship, Tornike Gogrichiani addresses the prejudices and resentments Georgians face in Turkey. MM

DCP | Farbe / Colour
Tornike Gogrichiani
Irakli Metreveli
Nika Paniashvili, Paata Godziashvili
Nodar Nozadze
Anuka Kalandarishvili, Nato Bagrationi
Dato Roinishvili, Andro Japaridze, Gaga Shishinashvili
Nodar Nozadze
Vega Alta Films
Boris Prieto
70 Avenue du General Michel Bizot
75012 Paris
+33 65 04 98 038
Tornike Gogrichiani

Tornike Gogrichiani - born in 1986 in Kutaisi, Georgia. He studied acting at the Shota Rustaveli University for Theatre and Film in Tbilisi. Since 2007 he has worked as an actor at the Tbilisi Vaso Abashidze Music and Drama State Theatre and has also had roles as a film actor, among others in Zaza Rusadzes A FOLD IN MY BLANKET (2013, FFC 2014). ANDRO is his debut film as a director.

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