The Last Tightrope Dancer In Armenia
The Last Tightrope Dancer In Armenia

The Last Tightrope Dancer In Armenia

Director Arman Yeritsyan, Inna Sahakyan

Production year 2010

Length 72min.

Country Armenia

SYNOPSIS

Zhora, 78 years old, and Knyaz, 77 years old, were once the most celebrated tightrope walkers in Armenia. Today they are the only existing masters who can keep this ancient art alive. Envious rivals throughout their lives, they now share the same hope – that the only remaining tightrope student will carry on their life’s work. Hovsep, a 17-year-old orphan adopted by Zhora, has to decide whether or not to accept the responsibility of being the last tightrope performer in a society that has abandoned both him and the art of tightrope walking. And now, after the death of Zhora, his teacher, Hovsep’s choice has only become more difficult…

CAST & CREW

Arman Yeritsyan
Arman Yeritsyan

Director

Producer(s)

Vardan Hovhannisyan

Script

Arman Yeritsyan, Inna Sahakyan

Director of Photography

Mkrtich Baroyan

Music by

David Amalyan

Sound

Gevorg Petrosyan

Edit

Tigran Baghinyan

Cast

Zhora Armenakyan, Knyaz Mheryan, Hovsep Beglaryan, Mamikon Papikyan, Khachik Umurshatyan

Arman Yeritsyan

Born 1975. Graduated from Yerevan Pedagogical University’s Directing Department. He has worked for Russian Public Television as a director of the prominent documentary series, Heroes of the Century. He has directed a number of award-winning documentaries.


Filmography

I Want to Say (2003), The End (2003), Under the Open Sky (2006), Hello, Fellini (2007), Aram Khachatryan (2007), The Last Tightrope Performer in Armenia (2010)


Inna Sahakyan
Inna Sahakyan

Director

Inna Sahakyan

Graduated from the Yerevan Fine Arts Institute with an M.A. degree in Fine Arts Criticism. Since 2002, she has been working as a producer and director at Bars Media. She has directed and produced PSAs, for various international organizations and local NGOs (UN, UNICEF, European Union, and USAID). She worked as an assistant director for the multi-award winning documentary A Story of People in War and Peace.


Filmography

Graduated from the Yerevan Fine Arts Institute with an M.A. degree in Fine Arts Criticism. Since 2002, she has been working as a producer and director at Bars Media. She has directed and produced PSAs, for various international organizations and local NGOs (UN, UNICEF, European Union, and USAID). She worked as an assistant director for the multi-award winning documentary A Story of People in War and Peace.

FILMS 2010