The Armenian
The Armenian

The Armenian

Director José Carrasco

Production year 2010

Length 61min.

Country Spain


The Lebanese violinist of Armenian origin Ara Malikian travels to Armenia for the first time to discover his roots through music. Through Malikian’s eyes, we meet established and budding musicians, beneficiaries of Acción contra el Hambre, which has been working in Armenia since 1995, supporting the most vulnerable segments of the population there, the land, its history, and the art of Armenia - a country that remains largely unknown in Europe.


José Carrasco
José Carrasco



Emilio Aragón, Santiago de la Rica


Emilio Aragón

Director of Photography

Carlos Iglesias

Music by

Ara Malikian


Nacho López Carcelén

Production company(ies)


José Carrasco

Studied at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and the New York Film Academy. He served as cinematographer on the documentary Cachao ... As the Pace no Two (Andy Garcia, 1993), before directing short films. In 2008 won the Silver Spike at the 53 Week with its tenth short film, Long Ago Became an Outsider.


Dreaming Awake (2005), The Average (2005), Sadness (2005), Captive (2005), Blood (2006), Composition ''About” (2006), The Dilemma (2006), Portrait (2007), Long Ago Became an Outsider (2008), The Armenian (2010)

FILMS 2011