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Brighton 4th (2022)

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In this portrait of parental sacrifice and the love of a father for his son, former wrestler Kakhi (played by real-life Olympic champion Levan Tediashvili) embarks on a journey from his home in the Republic of Georgia to visit his son Soso (Giorgi Tabidze) in the Russian-speaking neighborhood of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. There he finds him living in a shabby boarding house populated by a colorful group of fellow Georgian immigrants. Soso is not studying medicine, as Kakhi believed, but is working for a moving company and has accrued a $14,000 gambling debt to a local Russian mob boss. Kakhi sets his mind to helping his hapless son out of his debt, leading to situations as often comic as they are dire.

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Critic Reviews for Brighton 4th

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (5)

A tragicomedy that sneaks up on you stealthily before flooring you with an emotional sucker punch in the final reel.

January 28, 2022 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The film unfolds at a pace that is unhurried yet self-assured, submerged in the rhythms that govern its characters' lives.

January 23, 2022 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The melancholy-infused narrative neatly balances rueful humor with genuine sweetness.

June 24, 2021 | Full Review…
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Every frame is evocatively shot (Phedon Papamichael), perfectly edited (Sasha Frumin, Davit Kiknadze, Elene Asatiani) and directed by Levan Koguashvili.

June 23, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Koguashvili deftly blends tones in his vividly realised snapshots of Georgian manhood, both in Tbilisi, where the film starts, then in the tight-knit community of Georgian migrants in Brooklyn.

June 16, 2021 | Full Review…

Layered with rich cultural texture beneath its familiar setup, this gritty Georgian drama finds a fresh perspective on the immigrant experience and the elusiveness of the American Dream.

January 28, 2022 | Full Review…

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