Three policemen arrest Checkie, 45, and tell him to introduce his friend’s son to drugs so that they can blackmail his father. If he refuses to cooperate, he will end up in prison for life. Unemployed and addicted to heroin, Checkie is in no position to refuse, but faced with such a stark choice, he desperately tries to find a way out.
Grand Prize - Golden Lily | goEast IFF, Wissbaden, Germany, 2010
CAST & CREW
Archil Gelovani, Gia Bazgadze, Levan Korinteli
Levan Koguashvili, Boris Frumin, Nikoloz Marr with the participation of Andro Sakhvarelidze
Director of Photography
Guga Kotetishvili, Irakli Ramishvili, George Kipshidze, Zura Begalishvili, Zaza Salia, Ruso Kobiashvili, Leo Antadze, Lia Gudadze
Independent Film Project, Moving Pictures
Born 1973. After finishing school, he began studies at the State Institute of Film and Theatre in Tbilisi, but one year later a civil war broke out in Georgia, and he started to work for an independent television broadcaster as a journalist and later as a director. After working in television for two years, he attended the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow, where his teacher was the famous film director Marlen Khutsiev. Following graduation, he worked in Tbilisi as a director for advertising, television and documentaries. In 2002, he entered postgraduate studies at the New York Film School. During his studies there he made several short films and documentaries. In 2008 he returned to Georgia to start filming his first feature film, Street Days.
King Lear (1998), 2 (1999), Betlemi (2000), Rehabilitation (2002), Father and Child (2003), Home (2004), Debt (2005), A Small Theatre in Washington (2005), Women from Georgia (2008), Street Days (2010)