Street Days

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Street Days
Street Days.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Levan Koguashvili
Produced by Levan Korinteli
Archil Gelovani
Gia Bazgadze
Written by Levan Koguashvili
Boris Frumin
Nikoloz Marri
Starring Guga Kotetishvili
Music by Rezo Kiknadze
Cinematography Archil Akhvlediani
Edited by Nodar Nozadze
Release date
  • 20 January 2010 (2010-01-20)
Running time
86 minutes
Country Georgia
Language Georgian

Street Days (Georgian: ქუჩის დღეები, translit. Kuchis dgeebi) is a 2010 Georgian drama film directed by Levan Koguashvili. The film was selected as the Georgian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards,[1] but didn't make the final shortlist.[2]

Cast[edit]

  • Guga Kotetishvili - Chekie
  • Zura Begalishvili - Lado
  • Gaga Chikhladze - Gurami
  • Eka Chkheidze - Zaza's Wife
  • Levan Jividze - Vaso
  • Paata Khetaguri - Ero
  • Dato Kinghuradze - Maca
  • Giorgi Kipshidze - Jaba
  • Rusiko Kobiashvili - Nini
  • Zaza Kolelishvili - Sano
  • Irakli Loladze - Givi
  • Nikoloz Marri - Nika
  • Tamriko Melikishvili - Luiza
  • Irakli Ramishvili - Ika
  • Zaza Salia - Tengo
  • Zura Sharia - Zaza Cheishvili
  • Merab Yolbaia - Dito

Reviews[edit]

“…in the gritty, low-key realism of its strong performances, "Street" finds an absorbing mix of comic anguish and twisted hope—especially in the devastating self-knowledge of Kotetishvili's gaze.” – The Hollywood Reporter[3]

“Georgian cinema has a new star in director Levan Koguashvili, whose superb neorealist drama, "Street Days," is just the calling card the beleaguered country needs. Stylistically and thematically reminiscent of new Romanian cinema, the pic plumbs the contentious, corrupt and crumbling social landscape of Georgia's capital, Tbilisi, while following a down-at-the-heels heroin addict struggling to protect a friend's son from corrupt cops. Lensed with impressive assurance and boasting powerful perfs from a combo of established pros and non-pros, "Street Days" looks poised to lead a Georgian renaissance spearheaded by fests and advancing into the arthouse circuit.” –Variety[4]

“Levan Koguashvili’s feature debut is a well-crafted, hard-edged look at life in contemporary Tblisi which is much more refined and profound than the scenes of ethnic strife which 24-hour-news organisations loop from Georgia.” –Screen Daily[5]

“Mr. Koguashvili and his director of photography, Archil Akhvlediani, use the narrow streets and weathered buildings of Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, to great pictorial effect.” –The New York Times [6]

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Georgia sends 'Street Days' to the Oscars". Variety. 2010-10-05. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Continue to Oscar Race". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  3. ^ "Street Days Film Review - Hollywood Reporter". Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  4. ^ Weissberg, Jay (2010-02-07). "Street Days Film Review - Variety". Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  5. ^ "Street Days Film Review - Screen Daily". Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  6. ^ Hale, Mike (2011-01-19). "Street Days Film Review - NY Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  7. ^ "Street Days- Film Catalogue, The Global Film Initiative". Retrieved 2011-08-15. 

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