The Complices
The Complices

The Complices

Director Nora Martirosyan

Production year 2009

Length 39min.

Country France/The Netherlands


While peeling vegetables and fruit, an elegant lady, in rhythm peels away layers of her globetrotting family history. With a smile on her face, she goes through seven episodes of her and her parents' worldwide wanderings, with an ever-increasing number of brothers and sisters in tow. Her personal history runs parallel with a succession of significant changes in society: one moment we hear about her grandparents' escape from St. Petersburg after the Russian Revolution, the next, she takes us to Morocco. That was where she, her mother, and her siblings stayed while her father fought in France during the Second World War. The woman seems alone but not lonely, and appears to be enjoying her memories.


Nora Martirosyan
Nora Martirosyan



Nora Martirosyan


Nora Martirosyan, Virginie Lauvergne

Director of Photography

Artak Margaryan, Jean-Rene Lorand

Music by

Sylvain Grout


Adrien Décharne, Sylvain Grout


Nora Martirosyan

Nora Martirosyan

Born 1973, Yerevan. During 1990-1996 studied at the Yerevan Academy of Fine Arts. Received a Diploma in painting and drawing. Between 1997 and 2001 studied at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and received a Visual Arts diploma from its Audio-visual department. From 2001 to 2003 studied at Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains in France, and also at Riksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam.


6 Visits (2002), Aragats (2003), Draft (2003), Blind Date (2004), Road Movie (2004), 1937 (2007), The Complices (2009)

FILMS 2010