‘Brighton 4th’: Ruminative Character Study Explores The Georgian Community In Brighton Beach [Tribeca Review]

‘Brighton 4th’: Ruminative Character Study Explores The Georgian Community In Brighton Beach [Tribeca Review]
Reflective and stoic, sometimes to a fault, Levan Koguashvili’s film “Brighton 4th” explores the hyper-masculine world of Georgian wrestlers and gamblers in Brooklyn. Featuring a ruminative performance by former Olympic wrestler Lavan Tediashvili, as Kakhi, who travels from Tbilisi to Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach to see his son Soso (Giorgi Tabidze), and try to dig him out a gambling debt, Koguashvili’s film is strongest when focusing on the eclectic immigrants that populate Brighton Beach, as well as Soso’s boarding house.

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