An emotionally powerful coming-of-age drama set in Little Armenia. When 12 year-old Armenian boy, Aram, is suddenly uprooted from his home and sent to live with his Grandfather in America, he falls in with the wrong crowd struggling to navigate the clash between old-world values and new-school Armenian identity.
Drama | 79 min | 2015 | USA | Dir: Christopher Chambers | M 15+ | English, Armenian with English subtitles
3 WEEKS IN YEREVAN
In this heartwarming comedy, two filmmakers (Armen and Raffi), from Los Angeles, go to Armenia to shoot a feature length movie about a third generation American Armenian who goes to Yerevan to adopt a 12 year old. Teaming up with a local impresario (Rubo), the team begins the arduous task of casting for the parts, scouting locations and securing the last leg of the funding. What seems to be a perfect plan becomes a perfect storm of absurd meetings, unexpected discoveries and hysterical events, which come together to sabotage the project. The chemistry between the Rubo, Armen and Raffi creates an amazing hilarity, and their journey to realize their dream brings them face to face with some colorful characters, fantastic situations, and beautiful backdrops.
Comedy | 92 min | Armenia, USA | Dir: Vahe Berberian, Vahik Pirhamzei | Armenian with English subtitles
Don't Tell Me the Boy was Mad (Une Histoire de Fou)
Based on true events, this dramatic feature explores the effects of the Armenian Genocide on future generations, beginning with Tehlirian in Berlin in 1921, the Armenian Liberation movement of the 70’s and 80’s and concludes on the borders of an independent Armenia, a dream strived for by three generations.
Drama | 134 min | France | Dir: Robert Guediguian | M 15+| French with English subtitles
Mer Kyughe (Our Village)
The movie tells about modern village, exactly about three neighbors, who live in this village, about their relations, wishes and bothers. These three rural families and immigration, which is general problem for all Armenians, give nationwide publicity to this movie. The most important problems are not presented by the oration pointed to countersignature, but by the combination of the genres of lyrical comedy and drama.
Drama | 97 min | ARMENIA | Dir: Yelena Arshakyan | 2014 | Armenian with English subtitles
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