Drama - Development 2013

Nutsa, aka Barabashka (Poltergeist), - the young charming woman – night broadcaster at the “Human Voice” radio station, despite the violence, that prevail in the life outside the studio after the Civil War manages to brave her audience with her monologues about the unfinished film of her Master

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nana JANELIDZE
    • Writer(s)
    • Nana JANELIDZE
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • The main events of the film take place in Georgia of the late 90ies of the twentieth century, during the turbulent times of the post Soviet Union collapse chaos.
      Nutsa, aka Barabashka (Poltergeist), the main character of the film, works as a night broadcaster at the “Human Voice” radio station. Her live shows allows her to take the calls from the citizens who readily tell her about their problems or joys. These calls allow us to feel the life outside the studio that often is threatening permeated with violence of various kind and frequent electricity cuts. Despite that, the young host of the radio show somehow manages to brave the grim reality of the turbulent city with her monologues of hope and consolation.
      At the same time, Nutsa collects and preserves her master Sandro Gelovani’s entries about the unfinished film project scattered in the late filmmaker’s notebooks. She diligently collects all the entries and reads them aloud to her public during the radio shows. Her on-air antics breathe new life into the episodes of the unfinished film project.
      She also regularly meets those who were close to Mr. Gelovani, - writers, actors, editors, etc. - in order to penetrate her master’s intention. Most of the these people do not pursue the careers they once were known for, instead surviving on side jobs, but each meeting with one of this people turns into a celebration of the free spirit. All these conversations deal with the grand subjects, - life and death, love and creativity, the place of a man on earth and these conversations allow us, the viewers, to grasp the spiritual life of Georgia of those times.
      When the life in the violent city becomes unbearable Nutsa makes a short trip to Vienna thanks to her friends, where she meets her ex-lover who fled the Georgian chaos 6 months earlier. Full of venom jobless and lost he begs Nutsa to stay in Vienna but she refuses to accept it, for her 8 years old daughter waits for her in Tbilisi along with her friends and job at the radio where she puts verbal flesh on the unfinished film of her late master.
      She returns but soon the radio station is attacked by an armed group of people who didn’t like the station policy concerning some political issues. Nutsa’s boevik friend saves her from random violence.
      Despite this, she continues creating the paradise on air that she knows soon will overcome the reigning chaos outside the studio.
    • Partners & financing
    • attached- 30 000 USD by CINETECH
      required 700 000 USD