2010. Georgia. Levan Koguashvili. 86 min.
Introduced by the filmmaker
Thursday, January 20, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
2010. Georgia. Directed by Levan Koguashvili. With Guga Kotetishvili, Irakli Ramishvili, George Kipshidze. Forty-five-year-old Checkie is a well-meaning but frazzled heroin addict. Torn between his friends on the street and the family he has all but abandoned, he soon finds his life spiraling out of control due to his incessant foul-ups. Filmed with loving attention to the surfaces and corners of Georgia’s capital city, Koguashvili’s lightly humorous, emotionally rich drama reveals the tragic fate of an older generation left behind by the transformations of the post-Soviet era. In Georgian; English subtitles. 86 min.