POWR Baltic Stories Exchange

The Man Who Desalinated the Sea

Country
Georgia, Latvia
Project Status
Pre-production
Logline

Due to his unique claimed ability to see in the dark (not yet proven), a coast guard from Lithuania accidentally encounters a savage “Robinson” figure in the dunes on a neutral strip of land, the Curonian Spit – right between the Russian and Lithuanian border.

Synopsis

When a coast guard from Lithuania accidentally encounters a savage “Robinson” figure in the dunes on a neutral strip of land named the Curonian Spit – between the Russian and Lithuanian border - speculations arise. The man, Timur, states that he is a Georgian native, who started living as a hermit back in the middle of the 20th century. Timur, who looks no older than 40, states that he was born in 1928 and arrived at the Spit right after the end of WWII.

Directors note

Zurab Dzhidzhilava is an author and director; born into a Georgian-Russian family in Moscow. Graduated director from VGIK (All Russian State University of Cinematography). In 2010 he moved to Latvia. Film and commercials director; Cannes Advertising Festival nominee. Winner of the “Po- tential” Pitching (RUS), Moscow International
Film Festival Pitching, Baltic Pitching Forum (LT). Shortlisted by FEST (Portugal), Lendoc (RUS). Filmography: Wings (feature short, 2018), Allegro Moderato (novel from a feature Happiness is..., Walt Disney Russia 2019), Redemption, mini-series (in dev.).

Looking for
Producer
Contact name
Zurab Dzhidzhilava
Contact email
cinelava@gmail.com
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