28:94 Local Time
28:94 Local Time

28:94 Local Time

Director David Safarian

Production year 2015

Length 130min.

Country Armenia/Germany/The Netherlands


A tale of a man and a woman suffering near-absurd circumstances of a total energy crisis. Their narratives, recollections, imagination, dreams.


David Safarian
David Safarian



David Safarian


David Safarian, Yana Drouz

Director of Photography

Armen Khachaturyan

Production designer

Mikael Antonyan, Vardan Sedrakyan


Anna Drozhenko, Levon Karapetyan, Hmayak Rostomyan, Asatur Demirchyan, Maria Soboleva, Alexei Yurovski


David Safarian


Yana Drouz, Ashot Adamyan, Heghine Hovhannissyan, Karen Janibekyan, Vigen Stepanyan, Harutyun Movsissyan, Hrachya Harutyunyan

Production company(ies)

Studio DS, Nikol Dumani 1-54, 0028 Yerevan, Armenia

David Safarian

In 1975, David Safarian graduated from the Fine Arts and Theatre Institute in Yerevan. From 1972-78, he was an actor at the State TV Theatre in Yerevan, assistant director and director at Armenian Documentary Film Studio. In 1983, he graduated from Moscow Film Institute (VGIK). Since 1983, he was a director at Armenfilm Studio. In 1991, he had special screening of films in Cinemathèque Francaise in Paris. Since 1991, he is a member of the General Assembly of Cinemathèque Francaise. From 1995-2001, he made series of short documentaries about Armenian culture and history on German TV (ORB/SFB/RBB). In 1996, he had a Retrospective of films in Cinematheque Francaise at the 60th Anniversary of the Cinematheque in Paris. In 1999, there was a one-week screenings of his selected films in Berlin. From 2001-02, he was a Guest-Professor at the Film and TV Department in the University of Kassel, Germany. In 2002, he founded Studio DS Film Production and Art Development Fund. From 2003-07, he was a Professor, co-heading the Film and TV Department at the University of Kassel, Germany. From 2001-16, he made Outstanding Personalities. 20th Century and Centuries Change portrait series using exclusively shot documentary footages with Marcel Marceau, Pope John Paul II, Krzysztof Penderecki (work in progress).


Vocation (1975), My Sky, My Land (1976), The Engine Driver (1981), The Doctor (1982), Fire! (1983), The Forest (1985), Garnanamout (1987), Devotion (1988), Warmth-sickness (1990), Lost Paradise (1992), 131st Catholicos (1995), Christmas (1996), 1700 (2001), Expectation (2002), Lullaby (2002), 28:94 Local Time (2015), Shorzha-island (2016), Champion (2016), Hot Country, Cold Winter (2016).

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