Gyumri, the second largest city of Armenia, is still recovering from the disastrous earthquake of 1988. Life’s hardships and shared memories from the past bring together parallel worlds of protagonists in a city, where melancholy lingers and humor is the only respite. This film integrates portraits of people who refuse to accept the present, and live with nostalgia for the past, as mutual common trauma is still alive.
CAST & CREW
Director of Photography
Martin Sukiasyan,Arthur Sukiasyan
Hovhannes, Andranik, Artur.
An independent documentary filmmaker born in Gyumri, Armenia. He participated in film workshops worldwide, worked as a film producer and researcher. In 2017, Arthur Sukiasyan was among 12 selected directors from the world to participate in AFS International Documentary Workshop at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles. His debut feature length documentary, Our Atlantis, has shown in a number of international film festivals, including the Pomegranate FF in Toronto, where it won both The Audience Choice and Best Documentary Film Awards. His current short documentary film Wound, which had its world premiere at Visions du Réel IFF (2019), and recently received the Best Film Award of Focus Caucasus Competition at CineDOC-Tbilisi International Documentary FF (2019).
Our Atlantis (2014), Wound (2019, short).