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Country: GEORGIA, BULGARIA, MONACO, USA
Language: English, Georgian, Russian
Run Time: 95 minutes
Unassuming Kakhi, with his scruffy white beard and mild-mannered nature, is a legend of sorts around his hometown in the Republic of Georgia, all the way to Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach. An accomplished wrestler in his heyday, Kakhi somehow escaped the gambling addiction that plagues the other men in his family. Looking to cover his brother’s debts, Kakhi sets out for America to visit his son Soso, only to find he, too, has run up a hefty tab with a threatening mob boss over a game of cards. Layered with weighty themes and unexpected bouts of off-kilter humor, BRIGHTON 4TH introduces a quirky collection of strangers-turned-friends living in Soso’s Brooklyn boarding house. Kakhi’s new family-away-from-home links him up with odd jobs and opportunities to scrape together what his son owes, but it may not be enough. Determined to help Soso get back on his feet, Kakhi must decide how far he will go to give his son a fresh start in this bittersweet story of a father’s undying devotion. —A.B.
Friday, April 08, 2022 at 7:35 PM
CIFF46 Streams On Demand
Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Streams Access: Regional: OH, PA, MI, IN
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes
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