Three lives, three destinies, and three generations of Georgians chained to one discipline: Drifting. Mevlud, Giorgi, and Megi drift along death to steer their lives toward their dreams in a country emerging from the obscurity of the postsoviet years.
A car skids at over 60 mph; leaving billows of smoke in its wake. Behind this cloud emerge three Georgians, Mevlud, Giorgi, and Megi, spanning three generations, driving three tinkered BMWs turned into race cars.
Mevlud, 50 years old, 1m50, tries to challenge the leadership of the world’s best drifters. His only ally in his quest is his resourceful mindset acquired during the “dark nineties.” But to play with speed means to play with death. A price that he has paid with his own flesh, as well as his former disciple, Giorgi.
Giorgi, a popular baby-faced legend, whose relatives tell us that he had hoped to change his life, and their own, until a tragic night in June 2013 when he lost his life. He leaves behind a myth, and sorrow in the heart of his followers and his daughter; who he did not get the chance to see growing up.
Finally, following in Giorgi’s footsteps, Megi, a young woman born after the stormy years, seeks a place under the spotlight with nothing but her determination and extremely limited means. But Georgia is not the same country as it once was; black markets for cheap car parts are closing, cops patrol every street corner, and the road anarchy of the old days is coming to an end.
Beyond the smoke caused by their tires spinning, these three lives addicted to the thrill of speed paint a portrait of a mutating Georgian society. The only way to achieve their dreams is to figure it out through complicated strategies that sometimes involve death at the end of the road.