Armenian-language films

Posted Oct 25, 2009
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  1. Sideways

    Sideways (2004)


    Sideways is a 2004 American comedy-drama film written by Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne and directed by Payne. A film adaptation from Rex Pickett's novel of the same name, Sideways follows two men in their forties, portrayed by Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church, who take a week-long road trip to Santa Barbara County Wine Country.

  2. Youth Without Youth

    Youth Without Youth (2007)


    Youth Without Youth is a 2007 fantasy drama film written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novella of the same name by Romanian author Mircea Eliade. It was the first film that Coppola had directed in ten years since 1997's The Rainmaker. It was distributed through Sony Pictures Classics in the United States on December 14, 2007 and Pathé in the UK and France. The music was composed by Grammy Award-winning Argentinan classical composer Osvaldo Golijov. In an interview, Coppola said that he made the film as a meditation on time and on consciousness, which he considers a "changing tapestry of illusion," but he admitted that the film may also be appreciated as a beautiful love story, or as a mystery. The film is a co-production between the United States, Romania, France, Italy and Germany.

  3. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

    Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)


    Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (or simply Borat) is a 2006 British-American mockumentary comedy film. The film was written and produced by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen who also plays the title character, Borat Sagdiyev, a fictitious Kazakh journalist travelling through the United States recording real-life interactions with Americans. The film was directed by Larry Charles and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Much of the film features unscripted vignettes of Borat interviewing and interacting with Americans, who believe he is a foreigner with little or no understanding of American customs. It is the second of three films built around Baron Cohen's characters from Da Ali G Show (2000–04). The first being Ali G Indahouse (2002) (which featured a cameo by Borat), and the third film, Brüno, was released in 2009. The film is produced by Baron Cohen's production company, Four By Two Productions ("Four By Two" is Cockney rhyming slang for "Jew").

  4. Ararat

    Ararat (2002)


    Ararat is a 2002 Canadian-French drama historical film written and directed by Atom Egoyan and starring Charles Aznavour, Christopher Plummer, David Alpay, Arsinée Khanjian, Eric Bogosian, Bruce Greenwood and Elias Koteas. It is based loosely on the defense of Van in 1915 during the Armenian Genocide, an event that is disputed to this day by the Government of Turkey. In addition to exploring the human impact of that specific historical event, the film also examines the nature of truth and its representation through art.

  5. Screamers

    Screamers (2006)


    Screamers is a 2006 documentary by director Carla Garapedian. The film explores why genocides have recurred into the modern day, and involves the band System of a Down, Serj Tankian's grandfather (who is an Armenian Genocide survivor), the human-rights activist, journalist, and Professor Samantha Power, and various people involved with genocides in Rwanda and Darfur. Screamers also examines genocide denial in current-day Turkey, and the trend of neutrality that the United States generally holds towards genocide.

  6. Vodka Lemon

    Vodka Lemon (2003)


    Vodka Lemon is a 2003 film directed by the IraqiKurdish director Hiner Saleem.

  7. Bonded Parallels

    Bonded Parallels (2009)


    Bonded Parallels (Armenian: Խճճված զուգահեռներ) is a 2009 film written and directed by Armenian filmmaker Hovhannes Galstyan. This film deals with two stories which take place at different times and linked by the birth of the protagonist, the daughter, and the death of the second main character, the mother. The destiny of these two heroines has been influenced by the true story of an Armenian soldier during World War II in Norway and by director's personal history.

  8. Calendar

    Calendar (1993)


    Calendar (Armenian: Օրացույց) is a 1993 drama film directed by Atom Egoyan.

  9. Aram

    Aram (2002)


    Aram is a 2002 French action film. It takes place in France between 1993 and 2001, wherein French-Armenian fighters supply arms to Nagorno-Karabakh and kill a visiting Turkish general. The film was released in 2002 in theatres in France, and made its American debut in 2004 at the Armenian Film Festival in San Francisco.

  10. The Color of Pomegranates

    The Color of Pomegranates (1968)


    The Color of Pomegranates (Armenian: Նռան գույնը) is a 1969 Soviet film written and directed by Sergei Parajanov. It made the Top 10 list in Cahiers du cinéma in 1982 and Top 100 in Time Out.

  11. Parajanov: The Last Spring

    Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992)


    Parajanov: The Last Spring (Russian: Параджанов последняя весна) (Armenian: Փարաջանով: Վերջին Գարուն) (French: Paradjanov : le dernier printemps) is a 1992 award-winning documentary by the Russian-Armenian filmmaker Mikhail Vartanov, that also includes the complete surviving footage of Sergei Parajanov's unfinished last film The Confession, Vartanov's behind-the-scenes sequences of Parajanov at work on the shooting of the Color of Pomegranates and other material. Featured in 7th Annual Russian Academy of Cinema Arts Awards (1993).

  12. Barev, yes em

    Barev, yes em (1966)


    Hello, That's Me! (Armenian: Բարև, ես եմ; translit. Barev, yes em) is a 1966 Armenian drama film directed by Frunze Dovlatyan. It was entered into the 1966 Cannes Film Festival, nominated to Palme d'Or and awarded by the State Prize of Armenia in 1967.

  13. Nvagakhmbi tghanere

    Nvagakhmbi tghanere (1961)


    Guys from the Army Band (Armenian: Նվագախմբի տղաները) is a 1960 Armenian film directed by Henrik Malyan and Henrik Margaryan.

  14. Sunrise over Lake Van

    Sunrise over Lake Van (2011)


    Sunrise over Lake Van (Armenian: Vanatzovun Arshaluyse) is a 2011 Armenian drama film directed by Artak Igityan and Vahan Stepanyan. The film was screened at the 2011 Golden Apricot International Film Festival.

  15. Khaspush

    Khaspush (1928)


    Khaspush (Armenian: Խասփուշ) is a (1928) Drama and War film, directed by Hamo Beknazarian and starring Hrachia Nersisyan, M. Dulgaryan and Avet Avetisyan

  16. Dzayn barbaro...

    Dzayn barbaro... (1991)


    Voice in the Wilderness (Armenian: Dzayn barbaro...) is a 1991 Armenian drama film directed by Vigen Chaldranyan. It was entered into the 18th Moscow International Film Festival.

  17. Pepo

    Pepo (1935)


    Pepo (Armenian: Պեպո) is a 1935 Soviet film directed by Hamo Beknazarian which is based on Gabriel Sundukyan's 1876 play of the same name. Pepo was the first Armenian language sound film ever created. Music for the film was created by the young Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian, who was born in Tiflis himself. Considered the 'most outstanding' film in Soviet cinema before the outbreak of World War II, the film has gained international recognition and has come to represent Armenian culture abroad.

  18. The Fifth Column

    The Fifth Column (2010)


    The Fifth Column (Armenian: Հինգերորդ Զօրասիւն pronounced Hinkerort Zorasune), is a Lebanese–American short film, directed by Vatche Boulghourjian. It competed in the 2010 Cannes Film Festival where it was awarded 3rd Prize by the Cinéfondation, La Sélection. In August 2010 it was presented at the opening night of the Lebanese Film Festival in Beirut where it won 1st Prize, Best Film. The Fifth Column was screened at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in October 2010, where it won Best Student Short Film, 1st Prize. It was also presented at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, Beirut Cinema Days, and the Golden Apricot International Film Festival. In January 2011 the film was presented at Emir Kusturica's Kustendorf Film & Music Festival, and was awarded the Film Critics' Press Award. The film depicts an atmosphere of desperation in the Armenian quarter Bourj Hammoud of Beirut. The film is entirely in Western Armenian dialect.

  19. A Story of People in War & Peace

    A Story of People in War & Peace (2007)


    A Story of People in War and Peace is a 2007 Armenian documentary film about Armenian filmmaker Vardan Hovhannisyan personal understanding of the human costs of war. Prompted by a question from his son, Hovhannisyan embarks on a journey to find his surviving trench mates from the Nagorno-Karabakh War of the early nineties with neighboring Azerbaijan and examines the lasting effects of the war during a time of peace. Timely and universal, A Story of People in War and Peace wrestles with the question of how to maintain dignity in the face of terror. Tribeca Film Festival Executive Director Peter Scarlet comments '... what the film offers is something quite remarkable: it's made by a filmmaker who covered the war at the time, and who inter-cuts his old footage with interviews he's filmed now with the surviving soldiers ... it succeeds heartbreakingly in driving home the fact that somehow we know that nothing justifies the fact of taking the precious, irreplaceable life of even a single human being.’

  20. Gikor

    Gikor (1934)


    Gikor (Armenian: Գիքոր) is a 1934 Armenian melodrama film based on Hovhannes Tumanyan's poem of the same name. In USSR film was released on 19 December 1934. The film was directed by Amasi Martirosyan and starring Hrachia Nersisyan, Avet Avetisyan and Hasmik Agopyan.

  21. Tillbaka till Ararat

    Tillbaka till Ararat (1988)


    Back to Ararat (Swedish: Tillbaka till Ararat) is a 1988 Swedish documentary film about the Armenian genocide. The film won the Guldbagge Award for Best Film at the 24th Guldbagge Awards.

  22. If Only Everyone

    If Only Everyone (2012)

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    If Only Everyone (Armenian: Եթե բոլորը) is a 2012 Armenian drama film directed by Nataliya Belyauskene. The film was selected as the Armenian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.

  23. Joan and the Voices

    Joan and the Voices (2011)


    Joan and the Voices (Armenian: Zhannan ev Dzajner) is a 2011 Armenian drama film directed by Mikayel Vatinyan. The film had its world premiere at the 2011 Busan International Film Festival.

  24. The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia

    The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia (2010)


    The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia is a documentary that tells the story of Zhora, 78 years old, and Knyaz, 77 years old, who were once the most celebrated tightrope dancers in Armenia.

  25. Tezhvzhik

    Tezhvzhik (1962)


    Tjvjik or Tzhvzhik (Armenian: Տժվժիկ "Fried Liver") is a 1961 Soviet Armenian short film by Arman Manaryan. Despite being Manaryan's (who was a student at the time) first film and just 20 minutes-long, Tjvjik is considered to be one of the classics of the Armenian film history.

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