Simon’s Way
Simon’s Way

Simon’s Way

Director Edgar Baghdasaryan

Production year 2016

Length 30min.

Country Armenia


The border between Armenia and Turkey has been closed since 1993. The countries have no diplomatic relations, road and rail links, whereupon there are almost no economic relations. Relatives live on the two sides of tightly closed borders their communication being challenged by the gorge between them. To pass the 300 meters and meet his dying grandfather Simon has to overcome almost 11 000 kilometers. The Simon’s Way is a tragicomic story about the influence of politics on human destinies.    


Edgar Baghdasaryan
Edgar Baghdasaryan



Karen Ghazaryan


Edgar Baghdasaryan

Director of Photography

Mkrtich (Argo) Baroyan

Production designer

Sedrak Velikodny

Music by

Levon Iskeyan


Gevork Shahnazaryan, Tigran Kuzikyan


Alexandr Baghdasaryan


Shant Hovhannisyan, Adelina, Gayane Amirkhanyan, Karapet Ghevondyan, Georgi Hovakimyan, Vahagn Gevorgyan, Samvel Grigoryan, Gohar Khachatryan.

Production company(ies)

Sharm Holding LLC

Edgar Baghdasaryan

Armenian film director, producer. In 1985, Edgar Baghdasaryan graduated from the Yerevan Veterinary Institute. From 1986 until 1987, he was a director at Armconcert. In 1988, Edgar Baghdasaryan became an assistant director at Haik and Armenfilm Studios in Armenia. Since then, he became a full director at both studios.


Games (1990, short), Black Wall (1997), The Land of Holy Rites (2002, doc.), Mariam (2005), Taxi Eli Lav A (2009, segment), New Year Movie (2009), From Ararat to Zion (2009, doc.), Zemlyak (2010, short), Bloody Footprint. Part 2 (2015), Dual Game. Part 1, 2 (2015), Intonation of Offended Women. Part 1, 2 (2015), Hatuk Bajin (TV Mini-Series, 2015), Simon's Way (2016, short).

FILMS 2017