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Films From Armenia

This wordless wonder examines life in the wake of the Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict, as seen through the eyes of a stray buffalo. ... In this poetic drama, given framework by the passing seasons, filmmaker Harutyun Khachatryan details the minutia of everyday comings and goings of a border town ... Read more
Atom Egoyan, (The Adjuster, Family Viewing, Next of Kin, Speaking Path, seen at previous MFFs) has departed from his usual urban-based, psychological concerns and journeyed to his ancestral homeland of Armenia to shoot Calendar, a low budget meditation on the nature of separation and national ... Read more
"Packs an unexpectedly powerful emotional punch. It's the road-trip romance reinvented, remapped." - Village Voice ... Will Shepard (Ben Foster, The Messenger, MIFF 2010) is a cartographer travelling through Armenia, investigating the accuracy, or 'truth', of the ground as mapped by satellites ... Read more
Our Century (1982) leans towards political satire in its mesmerising, cosmic look at the Cold War-era space race. ... D Artavazd Pelechian P Studio Erevan WS Films Sans Frontières L no dialogue TD 35mm/1972 ... Our Century screens as part of the Artavazd Pelechian Shorts program, along with We and ... Read more
The latest film from Armenia's greatest filmmaker, Harutyun Khachatryan, is a sublime portrait of the state of his country. Employing the figure of the 19th century national poet, Ashugh Jivani, to frame the documentary, Return of the Poet falls into two distinct halves. The first is a fascinating ... Read more
The Seasons (1972), overlaying shots of the tireless work of Armenian mountain shepherds with strains of Vivaldi, opts for a universal perspective on the human condition. ... D Artavazd Pelechian P Studio Erevan WS Films Sans Frontières L no dialogue TD 35mm/1972 ... The Seasons screens as part of ... Read more
We (1969) traces the resonances of the 1915 Armenian genocide in late 1960s Soviet society. ... D Artavazd Pelechian P Studio Erevan WS Films Sans Frontières L no dialogue TD 35mm/1969 ... We screens as part of the Artavazd Pelechian Shorts program, along with The Seasons and Our Century. ... Read more
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