FIDLab project 2020 / FIDLab Project
Tina Makharadze

Patiko Simpatico

On a windy spring day in Brooklyn, at a secondhand furniture store begins the story of two great men, who decide to make their lives a little grandiose.
Georgian immigrant and former opera singer, Patiko Simpatico, finds work as a mover at the furniture store, where he befriends the extravagant Horatio, the store owner and a great patron of worthless art. Together they find a mutual obsession: to make a film about Patiko’s death.
Coincidentally, Patiko and Horatio live in the same brownstone. Patiko – downstairs with his wife Marichka and other family members. Horatio – upstairs with a morbid young man, Baby. No one knows why Horatio adopted him, but as a fact, they live together. Baby collects glass bottles from around the neighborhood when on the stairs of the old brownstone he notices Marichka sweeping dust. They immediately fall under the spell of each other’s scent… and while planning their film, Horatio and Patiko get lost in a twisted labyrinth, blurring reality and fiction.
Tina Makharadze

Technical sheet

First film

Countries: Georgia, United States
Genre : Fiction
Length : 95’
Project state : Production
Budget : 184 000 €
% Acquired Budget : 14%

Production Company Georgia : Yeso Da Khoda
Producers : Kouros Alaghband, Gamliel Wernick

Production Company United States : LaBoyita LLC
Producer : Julia Solomonoff

Shooting country: United States

Filmographies

Yeso Da Khoda
– Midnight Coffee / Jaime Levinas / 2020 / 12’
– Majnuni / Kouros Alaghband / 2019 / 78’

LaBoyita LLC
– Zama / Lucrecia Martel / 2017 / 115’
– Pendular / Júlia Murat / 2017 /108’
– La tercera orilla / Celina Murga / 2014 / 92’
– Everybody Has a Plan / Ana Piterbarg / 2012 / 118’
– Histórias que só existem quando lembradas / Júlia Murat / 2011 / 98’
– El último verano de la Boyita / Julia Solomonoff / 2009 / 93’
– Cocalero / Alejandro Landes / 2007 / 94’

Director

Tina Makharadze - Georgia

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