Blind Dates
Please log in to watch films (restrictions may apply)
  1. Extra

    Blind Dates

    Shemtkhveviti paemnebi

    Directed by

    Georgia

    2014

    97 min

    • Georgian

    Comedy drama

    Toronto IFF / Palm Springs IFF / Abu Dhabi FF

    Sandro, a single high school teacher in his forties, still lives with his parents. Together with his childhood friend Iva they spend their leisure time dating women online. While these rendez-vous usually end up without any results, everything changes when Sandro meets the married Manana who quickly conquers his heart. Everything goes well until her husband gets out of jail...

    Awards

    Show All Awards Show Less Awards
    • Focus Fox Grand Prix, FIPRESCI Award - Sofia IFF
    • Best Director - Vilnius IFF
    • Best Director, Special Mention for Best Actor - goEast
    • Best Film - Lecce
    • Silver Apricot, Ecumenical Jury Special Commendation - Yerevan IFF
    • Best Film - Odessa IFF
    • Golden Pram for Best Feature Film - Zagreb FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Andro Sakhvarelidze
    Ia Sukhitashvili
    Archil Kikodze
    Screenplay
    Boris Frumin
    Levan Koguashvili
    Cinematography
    Tato Kotetishvili
    Editing
    Levan Koguashvili
    Nodar Nozadze
    Sales
    FILMS BOUTIQUE
    Production
    MILIMETER FILM
    Production
    TATO FILM

    Press

    "Levan Koguashvili's poker-faced charmer merits consideration from offshore arthouse distributors."

    Dennis Harvey, Variety

    This dry comedy, marbled with sadness and desperation, is consistently winning.

    Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter

    "Blind Dates seamlessly blends pro and non-pro actors for a loveable comedy-drama about sad-sack men and strong but beleaguered women."

    Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter

    Levan Koguashvili

    Levan Koguashvili

    Georgia

    I strongly believe in faces. If you have the right faces, you have the right movie, more or less. They carry more than just information about the character. You have to adapt your directorial style to them because the face is the truth.

    Levan was born in Tbilisi in 1973. He studied film directing at the Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow. In 2006, he completed the Graduate Film Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 2007, he began studying film production at the Georgian State University of Theatre and Cinema in Tbilisi. Following STREET DAYS (2010), BLIND DATES (2014) was his second feature-length film, selected at Berlinale and Toronto IFF. His latest feature is BRIGHTON 4TH (2021), selected at Tribeca.

    Selected Filmography