GATE TO HEAVEN
GATE TO HEAVEN

GATE TO HEAVEN

Director Jivan Avetisyan

Production year 2019

Length 91min.

Country Armenia/Lithuania/Germany/France/USA

SYNOPSIS

Robert Sternvall (50), a German journalist, returns to Artsakh in 2016 to cover the war which has been reignited after a 22-year ceasefire. In the result of his journalistic investigation, Robert meets Sophia Marti (35), a young opera singer, who happens to be the daughter of missing photojournalist Edgar Martirosyan, whom Robert abandoned in captivity during the fall of the village of Talish in 1992. Robert and Sophia’s frequent rendezvouses ignite a passionate romance...

CAST & CREW

Jivan Avetisyan
Jivan Avetisyan

Director

Producer(s)

Masis Baghdasaryan, Kestutis Drazdauskas

Script

Artavazd Yeghiazaryan, Mko Malkhasyan

Director of Photography

Rytis Kurkulis

Production designer

Sevakn Baghdasaryan, Jurgita GerdvilaitÄ—

Music by

Michele Josia

Edit

Eimantas Belickas

Cast

Richard Sammel, Tatiana Spivakova, Sos Janibekyan, Leonardas

Production company(ies)

Fish Eye Art Cultural Foundation (Armenia), Artbox Production House (Lithuania)

Jivan Avetisyan

In 2002-07, Jivan Avetisyan studied in the Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinema, Feature Films Directing Department. In 1996-97, he worked in Stepanakert Dramatical Theatre after V. Papazyan, and in 1998-99 - in Stepanakert TV as light engineer, then as TV programs director. In 2003-09, he worked at Yerkir Media TV as TV films and programs director, in 2009-2014 - as head director. In 2014, Jivan Avetisyan founded the Fish Eye Art Cultural Foundation and became its general manager. He filmed a number of short, documentary and feature films. His films Broken Childhood, Tevanik and the project of The Last Inhabitant were presented at Cannes Film Market, as well as received international awards.


Filmography

Karabakh - A Hidden Treasure (2011), Broken Childhood (2013), Tevanik (2014), The Last Inhabitant (2016), Gate to Haven (2019).