Gogita’s New Life

Georgia, Croatia, Russia, Ukraine, 2016, 71 min.

Director

Levan Koguashvili

Producer

Levan Koguashvili ,
Boris Frumin,
Temur Ugulava,
Erekle Rodonaya

Scenario

Levan Koguashvili

Rights Holder

Deckert Distribution

DOP

Gigi Samsonadze, Mikho Sturua

Production

Kino Iberica, Embrio Production, Moskvich, Tatofilm, MDR, Georgian Public Television

After 14 years in prison, the time has come for Gogita to return to his normal life. He’s longing for a home of his own and to marry a nice woman. But who would be interested in a poor farmer and ex-con who still lives with his mother? Then he meets Maka on the internet. She’s not that young anymore, and she’s not the prettiest girl in the world, but she can bake delicious cakes. They’re soon making grand plans without even having met. What unfolds is a tragicomic tale of a simple man and woman looking for love in a world that’s placing high demands on them.

HONORS
2017 Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary FF (Ukraine) – Special Mention
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Levan Koguashvili

Born in 1973 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Studied Film Production at the Georgian State University of Theatre and Cinema in Tbilisi, but one year after he began his studies a war broke out in Georgia and he started to work as a journalist for the first independent Georgian television station. Between 1995 and 1999 studied Film Directing at the Russian State Institute of Film (VGIK) in Moscow. In 2007, he graduated from the Tisch School of the Art’s Graduate Film Program (New York University).

Selected filmography

2016 Gogita’s New Life