TBILISI: Georgian film director Levan Tutberidze has started shooting his new feature film The Resting Samurai as a coproduction of Georgia and the Netherlands.
The story follows a family in socially tangled Tbilisi City throughout 24 hours. A well-off family has everything perfectly tuned, even adultery. Tamuna, a busy woman about to leave for London and spend a few days with her lover tries to solve all the family issues before her departure. Her plans are disrupted by unexpected return of Zaza, an old family friend and a thief. The urban tragic comedy depicts the collapse of stable but shallow relationships.
The main characters are played by Nino Kasradze, Temiko Chichinadze, Datuna Gotsiridze, Zuka Papuashvili, Natalia Kuloshvili and Zaza Magalashvili.
The film is produced by the Georgian company Alamdary Films. The producers are Nino Devdariani, Noshre Chkhaidze and Levan Tutberidze. The project is coproduced with Windmill Film’s Annemiek van der Hell (Netherlands) and supported by the Georgian National Film Centre with EUR 132,000 / GEL 400,000, Georgian Public Broadcaster, UPP (Czech Republic) and Silk Factory Studio (Georgia). Alamdary Films is providing additional in-kind contribution including technical and overall support.
"We are delighted to work on this wonderful script by two great Georgian screenwriters. Shooting has commenced successfully and we hope to continue the same way,“ Nino Devdariani told to FNE.
The shooting, taking place in Tbilisi, began on 26 September and is scheduled to finish on 28 October, 2019. Post-production will last up to one year and is expected to be completed in 2020. The date and place of the premiere has not been announced.
Credits: Director: Levan Tutberidze Screenplay: Aka Morchiladze, Levan Tutberidze DoP: Mindia Esadze Cast: Nino Kasradze, Temiko Chichinadze, Datuna Gotsiridze, Zuka Papuashvili, Natalia Kuloshvili and Zaza Magalashvili.