Director Harutyun Khachatryan

Production year 2016

Length 94min.

Country Armenia


Endless Escape, Eternal Return trilogy is dedicated to the most painful issue of nowadays Armenia – emigration. Each film tells of a hero: a theatre director, an engineer, an artist. The second film is dedicated to Levon – an engineer, who was deeply respected years ago in Yerevan among those who knew him, since he did have “golden hands” and could “cure” any car. Right after the Soviet Union collapse, when life had become really unbearable in Armenia being in war-time and isolation, Levon immigrated to the USA, Los Angeles together with his family. The film will tell of his everyday life, hard work and family problems. What’s the reason that this clever man with “golden hands” isn’t able to find himself in this country, where one can find every possibility? Why this seemingly harmonious family once in Armenia has appeared on the verge of collapse?


Harutyun Khachatryan
Harutyun Khachatryan



Harutyun Khachatryan


Mikayel Stamboltsyan, Harutyun Khachatryan

Director of Photography

Gevorg Sarkissian


Hayk Israelyan


Harutyun Khachatryan, Tigran Baghinyan

Production company(ies)

Golden Apricot FCD

Harutyun Khachatryan

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 IFF. 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.), 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), Deadlock (2016).

FILMS 2016