November 23, 2014, 2:00 p.m. — Blind Dates (2013)
2013. Georgia. Directed by Levan Koguashvili. With Andro Sakhvarelidze, Ia Sukhitashvili, Archil Kikodze. A prime example of contemporary Georgian cinema, this entertaining romantic tragicomedy tells the story of fortysomething Sandro (Sakhvarelidze), who still lives at home with his parents and seems to have no luck at finding true love. The plotline takes its twists and turns as Sandro and his best friend (Kikodze) meet and date various women. Their misadventures, and Sandro’s home life, are beautifully observed by Koguashvili and his frequent writing partner, Boris Frumin, who has a gift for presenting fictional lives with an air of authenticity and whimsy that captures life’s everyday challenges. In Georgian; English subtitles. 95 min.