GREAT EXPECTATIONS
GREAT EXPECTATIONS

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Director Sona Simonyan

Production year 2019

Length 60min.

Country France/Armenia/Georgia

screenings

08 Jul 2019 14:30 Moscow Cinema, Blue Hall
10 Jul 2019 12:30 Moscow Cinema, Red Hall

SYNOPSIS

 

Gyumri is the second biggest city in Armenia, and within 20 seconds the earthquake kills 25 000 people, sweeping away over twenty kilometers of land. I was born in this dead city that has stopped growing and has remained ever since under the dark shadow of the catastrophe, and in which every newborn child has in some way had to “replace” someone who died. Thirty years after, the post- cataclysmic generation of which I am part of, continuously asks itself the same question: to stay or to leave?

CAST & CREW

Sona Simonyan
Sona Simonyan

Director

Producer

Fanny Chrétien

Script

Sona Simonyan

Director of Photography

Nik Voigt

Music by

Bambir, Arrata

Sound

Nik Voigt

Edit

Julien Chardon

Production company

La Boîte à Songes TV78

Sona Simonyan

Born in Gyumri, Armenia. After graduating with a bachelor degree in journalism from Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Brusov, she started her master’s degree at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA), the Department of Multimedia Journalism where she won the GIPA DocU Prize for Short Documentary. As soon as she was back to Armenia, she has been working as a video editor at Boon TV․ Great Expectations is her first full-length documentary though alongside working on the film, she has been working as a freelance documentary filmmaker for Chai-Khana NGO, creating 9 short documentaries during 4 years.


Filmography

Aleppo Files (2015), To Take a Step (2016), Changing Waves (2016), My Generation (2016), Cafe Nancy (2016), Life on the Road (2017), 3rd floor (2017), The Artist of Non-Art (2017), Uninhabited (2018), Great Expectations (2019).

FILMS 2019