Endless Escape, Eternal Return
Endless Escape, Eternal Return

Endless Escape, Eternal Return

Director Harutyun Khachatryan

Production year 2013

Length 87min.

Country Armenia/The Netherlands/Switzerland


People, nation, escape, return. Why do people escape from their roots? A national portrait, or an illusion of time?


Best Director, Best Documentary | National Cinema Hayak Awards, Armenia, 2013


Harutyun Khachatryan
Harutyun Khachatryan



Harutyun Khachatryan


Harutyun Khachatryan, Mikayel Stamboltsyan

Director of Photography

Vrej Petrosyan, Suren Tadevosyan

Music by

Avet Terteryan


Hayk Israelyan, Karen Tsaturyan


Karine Vardanyan, Karen Baghinyan


Hayk Khachatryan, Ruben Hakhverdyan, Gevorg Aghekyan, Stepan Hovhannsiyan, Yura Hovhannisyan, Sayat Ayvasyan, Hayk Alexanyan, Volodya Asatryan

Production company(ies)

Golden Apricot FCD

Harutyun Khachatryan

Born 1955, Akhalkalaki, Georgia. Khachatryan is a director, producer, scriptwriter, and Honored Artist of RA. He graduated from the Film Department of the Faculty of Culture of the Armenian State Pedagogical University in 1981. Between 1981-1986, he worked as an assistant director and film director at the Armenian Documentary Studio and `between 1987 – 2005, he worked in Hayfilm Studio as Director and Producer. He has directed films that have been awarded at various international film festivals. He received `the State Award of Armenia for his film Documentarist, the Award of President of RA `and Hayak National Cinema Award for Border. `Since 2006, Khachatryan is a voting member of European Film Academy, Director of Golden Apricot FCD, and since 2004 the Co-founder and the General Director of Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival. Khachatryan was awarded with the Prince Klaus Award `in 2007. In 2008, he became a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the Ministry of Culture of France.


The Voices of the District (1981, short), Hosted by the Commander (1985, short, doc.), Chronicle of a Case (1985, short, doc.), Three Rounds from Vladimir Yengibaryan’s Life (1986, short, doc.), Kond (1987, short, doc.), Boomerang, launch N5 (segment Revenge, 1988) , White Town (1988, short, doc.), The Wind of Emptiness (1989), Return to the Promised Land(1991), Last Station (1994), The Documentarist (2003), Return of the Poet (2006), Border (2009), Endless Escape, Eternal Return (2012).

FILMS 2013