In the Georgian riverside town of Kutaisi, summertime romance and World Cup fever are in the air. After a pair of chance encounters, pharmacist Lisa and soccer player Giorgi find their plans for a date undone when they both awaken magically transformed—with no way to recognize each other.
An enchanting love story suffused with magic, this amiably ambling fable is fit-to-burst with hope and wonder. Alexandre Koberidze’s generous ode to romance wanders the sun-dappled streets of Georgia’s ancient Kutaisi with open arms, inviting its inhabitants—and their mysteries—into a warm embrace.
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