The Piano
The Piano

The Piano

Director Levon Minasian

Production year 2011

Length 26min.

Country France / Armenia


Thirteen years after the Armenian city of Leninakan was destroyed in an earthquake, Loussiné, a thirteen-year-old orphan lives with her grandfather in a "domik" – a prefabricated small house. She is dumb, but a talented pianist. To prepare for an international competition, the Ministry of Culture lends her a beautiful piano. But when the instrument is delivered, it becomes clear that the “domik” is too small to hold a piano…


Prix France Télévision of Short Film, awarded by users of Le | , France, 2011

Special Jury Mention | Clermont-Ferrand FF, France, 2011

Audience Award | KKO FF, Altkirch, France, 2011

Special Jury Mention | L'Inconnu Festival, Paris, France, 2011

Special Jury Prize | Monaco Charity FF, Monaco, 2010


Levon Minasian
Levon Minasian



Boris Briche, Yannis Metzinger, Arthur Yezekyan


Levon Minasian

Director of Photography

Stephan Massis


Vincent Magnier


Nicolas Desmaison


Apolline Petrossian, Gerald Papasian, Yervand Manaryan

Production company(ies)

Boa Films, Cerico Films, Shant TV

Levon Minasian

Born 1970, Gyumri, Armenia. Levon Minasian began his theatre studies at the Institute of Fine Arts and Theatre in Yerevan (Armenia). He worked as an actor at the Araspel and Vardan Adjemian Theatres in Gyumri. He studied film at the University of Paris-8 (France). In 1996, he received his Master’s Diploma with distinction. He directed short films, produced by French production companies.


At the Beginning of Springtime (1997), Lux Aeterna, & Terra Emota (1999), Overseas Lovers (2000), I Love Your Face (2001), Dreams of Elsewhere… Diary of a Grouser (2003), The Piano (2011)

FILMS 2011