British Comedy Filmed in Georgia Up for UK National Film Award

TBILISI – A British comedy that was filmed in Georgia has been nominated for the UK’s 2016 National Film Awards.

‘Lost in Karastan’ is a collaboration between British film maker Ben Hopkins and award-winning Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski, as well as a co-production between Georgia, the UK, Germany and Russia.

The storyline is a black comedy about a washed-up Oscar winning British film director, named Emil Forester, who is invited to make a national epic in an obscure fictional Caucasus republic known as Karastan.

It’s well made and founded on a funky kind of social-realist plausibility and the locations (in Tbilisi, Georgia) are rather amazing, Film critic, Peter Bradshaw, of the Guardian called the film a funky, social-realist lark with stunning locations and a good cast.

The 2016 National Film Awards is organized by the London Film Academy and takes place on the 31 March.

By Tamar Svanidze

Edited by Nicholas Waller

25 March 2016 18:11