TBILISI: Uta Beria’s debut feature Negative Numbers, the first Georgian/French/Italian coproduction, will be shown in the Georgian Panorama section of the Tbilisi Film Festival, which begins on 1 December 2019.
The film is based on real events, which happened in a juvenile detention centre in Tbilisi in the early 2000's, when two ex-professional rugby players took up the challenge of helping the young offenders by bringing rugby into the centre. They wrote down their stories while training them. The script written by Beria is based on those stories.
The main characters are played by Sandro Kalandadze, Giorgi Khurtsilava, Tedo Bekhauri, Gaga Shishinashvili and Viktor Barbakadze.
David Isakadze produced through Magnet films in coproduction with Brett Walker and Miguel Govea through Tbilisi-based Alief, Loic Magneron through France’s Wide Management and Alfredo Federico through Italy’s 39Films. The budget is approximately 500,000 EUR, David Isakadze told FNE. The project was supported by the Georgian National Film Center and Eurimages.
The film was shot in October and November in Tbilisi. Alief will distribute the film in Georgia. Wide Management is handling the sales.
Credits:Director: Uta BeriaScriptwriter: Uta BeriaDOP: Tato KotettishviliCast: Sandro Kalandadze, Giorgi Khurtsilava, Tedo Bekhauri, Gaga Shishinashvili, Viktor Barbakadze