My Name Is Viola
My Name Is Viola

My Name Is Viola

Director Ruben Kochar

Production year 2013

Length 106min.

Country USA/Armenia


The film explores the state of a girl’s soul who is on a journey in search of freedom. The girl’s  “friendships” and “love” disappear due to humiliation from society. She sees her remedy in solitude and isolation until she meets Anna. Subsequently, she tries to live through Anna’s life, her new friend, thinking it will help her survive the environment where she has lost “herself”. However, entering the life of her friend, she realizes that Anna herself has issues of her own, and that her new state is more unbearable than before …



Ruben Kochar
Ruben Kochar



Narine Kochar, Alfred Roth


Ruben Kochar

Director of Photography

Gevorg Grigoryan

Production designer

Ruben Kochar

Music by

Emma Zarobyan


Jack Armenian


Vigen Michaelyan, Arthur Parsyan


Jeannette Spitzer, Lusine Alexanyan, Maxans Kuzubashyan, Michael Poghosyan

Production company(ies)

RK films

Ruben Kochar

Born 1953, Yerevan, Armenia. Born in a family of artists, Ruben Kochar is a director of fiction, documentary, musical and ballet films whose work has been awarded at international film festivals. He received his education in directing in Yerevan and Moscow. Kochar worked at YerevanStudio from 1975-1983. He is a member of Union of Armenian Cinematographers. In 1993, he founded the Armenian International Television Network (ATIN) in Los Angeles that until today broadcasts the Arpi programme. In 2003, he founded the Yervand Kochar Cultural Foundation, which mainly aims to preserve, promote and develop the Armenian culture in various countries. He is also an artist whoese work has been shown in numerous exhibitions internationally.


Jazz Trio (1982), Hello, Out There (1983), Quartet (1985), Give Me Wings (1985), Lilit (1986), Avetik (1988), Yervand Kochar (1992), Herostrates (2001), Path (2005), Metamorphose (2008), Chain (2009), The Key (2010), Yervand Kochar: Painting in Space (2012), My Name Is Viola (2013).

FILMS 2013