by Ilia Asitashvili

Shota Rustaveli Theater and Film Georgia State University, Georgia


On Luka’s fifteenth birthday, while taking a traditional family photo, father realizes, that his son became estranged from him. He decides to gain Luka’s respect by any means necessary, but the more he demands, the more he pushes his son away.

Director's biography

Ilia Asitashvili was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. He was interested in films since childhood and that was the reason he enrolled in Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, as a film director. While studying for his bachelor’s degree, he made several short films. “Preparation” is short film for his master’s degree, which won and got funded by competition of Georgian First Channel, called “Debut”. For now, he is studying PHD and is working for his next short film.


Director: Ilia Asitashvili

Screenplay: Giorgi Kharadze, Ilia Asitashvili

Cinematography: Tengo Kasradze

Editing: Giorgi Kharadze

Producer: Marisha Jincharadze, Irakli Tskhovrebadze


Original title: სამზადისი

Running time: 15'

Film type: Fiction

Country: Georgia