After its tournament to the film festivals in Montreal, London, Cleveland and Hamburg, "Lost in Karastan” will be released in Georgian movie-theaters from May 14. The film is a black comedy about an unlucky though Oscar-nominated American director Emil Miller who is invited to a developing Caucasian state to create a national epic film. Initially the filmmaker’s trip to the exotic and poor country seems romantic. However, things become complicated, as the country is ruled by eccentric, mysterious and corrupt dictator Abashaliev. The shooting of the film turns into unexpected, funny and frequently unpleasant surprises. Emil finds it hard to escape from the dictator.
"Lost in Karastan” is Georgian, UK, Russian and German coproduction. The film is directed by Ben Hopkins, who wrote the script in cooperation with Pawel Pawlikowski. The executive producer is Stephan Daldry, who has been nominated for Oscar three times. He cooperated with a group of producers (Vladimir Kacharava, Mike Downey, Sam Taylor, Artyom Vasilyev, Daniel Zuta).
The cast: Matthew Macfadyen, Miana Buring, Noah Taylor, Richard Van Weyden, Umit Unal, Leo Antadze, Davit Velijanashvili, Lasha Ramishvili, Teimuraz Chichinadze, Eka Mzhavanadze, Davit Bekoshvili, Ketevan Kantidze, Keta Lortkipanidze, Irakli Japaridze, Amiran Kachibaia.