The Son of the Olive Merchant
The Son of the Olive Merchant

The Son of the Olive Merchant

Director Mathieu Zeitindjioglou

Production year 2010

Length 77min.

Country France


For their honeymoon, Anna and Mathieu went to Turkey. With camera in hand, to explore the life of Garabed, Mathieu’s Armenian grand-father, who had escaped the 1915 Genocide.
The road trip across the country, mixing animation with documentary, reports what the Turks think about 1915 tragedy.


Mathieu Zeitindjioglou
Mathieu Zeitindjioglou



Mathieu Zeitindjioglou, Georges Fernandez, Arnaud Hubert


Mathieu Zeitindjioglou, Anna Zeitindjioglou,Thomas Rio

Director of Photography

Mathieu Zeitindjoglou, Animator: Ronan Jupin

Music by

Gabriel Annede, Rodolphe Caldironi


Gabriel Annede, Rodolphe Caldironi


Mathieu Zeitindjioglou

Production company(ies)

Zfilms , Hռrodiade, Kode Agency Mathieu Zeitindjioglou

Mathieu Zeitindjioglou

Born in Paris. After studying applied himself to art and cinema in London and Paris. He has directed several short films, some of which were awarded in festivals. He directed several commercials and video art films and worked as an editor and/or artistic director on many documentaries.


L’homme sans faim (1999), Parlez- nous de l’Amour (2001), Le Philanthrope ( 2001), La Ferme ( 2002), The Son of the Olive Merchant (2011)

FILMS 2011