New Perspectives / UK premiere

Blind Dates (Shemtkhveviti paemnebi)

  • Levan Koguashvili /
  • Georgia /
  • 2013 /
  • 99 mins

Andro Sakvarelidze, Ia Sukhitashvili, Archil Kikodze, Vakhtang Chachanidze, Kakhi Kavsadze, Marina Kartsivadze / Fiction / Georgian

An enchanting melancholic comedy with a big heart.

Sandro, a poker-faced history teacher in his forties, is still a bachelor despite the constant matchmaking efforts of his parents and his best friend, Ivan. Everything changes when he falls for Manana, a married woman whose husband is about to be released from jail. Unfolding unpredictably during a blind date in which nothing is what it seems to be, this bittersweet comedy paints a gentle portrait of a good-hearted man constantly caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. [12A]

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