A once-popular musician in Georgia, Levan Svanidze lives in a 14 m2 apartment with his elderly mother Lamara. Forgotten by everyone, Levan seems to have no luck at finding a job or a girlfriend. But despite everything, Levan is an optimist: he doesn’t fall into despair, tries to overcome his routine problems and achieve success. As for Lamara, her main concerns are that her son is well-fed, dressed appropriately, but most importantly - not affectionate with a woman unworthy of his love.
CAST & CREW
Kote Kalandadze, Elene Margvelashvili
Ekaterine Chelidze, Kote Kalandadze
Director of Photography
Levan Svanidze, Gia Toidze
Kote Kalandadze, Nika Paniashvili
Ekaterine Chelidze, Kote Kalandadze, Elene Asatiani
Levan Svanidze, Lamara Svanidze, Inga Mghebrishvili, Gia Toidze
Ekaterine (Keko) Chelidze is a young Georgian director and scriptwriter. She studied Film and Television Directing at the Tbilisi State University and since 2012, has been working with the production company Parachute Films as a writer, director, assistant director, and consultant. In 2016, Ekaterine Chelidze completed her first short documentary Better than Dog and in 2017, her co-written script for Kote Kalandadze’s feature fiction film The Drummer won 1st place at the Georgian National Film Center's debut film competition. In 2018-19, she was awarded national support for 3 feature films as a writer and/or director. Dead Souls' Vacaion is her debut feature documentary.
Better than Dog (2016), Dead Souls’ Vacation (2020).