Three Armenians are sketched out here through four protagonists aspiring to fulfill their dream. There is the lift operator in a hospital who wants to travel into space, the farmer in search of a perfect wife, and the young feminist and girls who simply want to live their lives while awaiting the demonstrations and hopes of the revolution.
CAST & CREW
Vahagn Khachatryan, Eva Blondiau
Director of Photography
Vahagn Khachatryan, Aren Malakyan, Andranik Sahakyan
Federico Delpero Bejar
Color of may, OOlik production
Born 1991. Vahagn Khachatryan was born in Yerevan. At the age of 17, he moved to China. From 2008-14 he studied Filmmaking at the Beijing Film Academy, where he shot several documentaries and received the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for Masters in Documentary. For the last ten years Khachatryan has been working as a programmer and the assistant director at the Golden Apricot Yerevan IFF. Between 2014 and 2016, he was part of the DOC Nomads Programme, making documentaries in the European countries part of the programme: ULHT - Lusófona University (Portugal), SZFE - University of Theatre and Film Arts (Budapest), LUCA - School of Arts/College Sint Lukas (Brussels). He shot Phone Booth (2014) in Portugal, This Is Not a Pipe (2015) in Hungary, Lost Dream (2016) in Belgium. These films were shown in several film festivals around the world. The Moon, the Sun and the Musketeers, one of his latest films, premiered at the Visions Du Réel in Switzerland and shown at film festivals such as the DOK Leipzig, Taiwan IDFF, Moscow IFF, San Francisco and 30 more IFFs, winning several awards.
Lao Hang (2012), First Step (2013), Phone Booth (2014), Lost Dream (2016), The Moon, the Sun and the Musketeers (2017), 5 Dreamers and a Horse (2021).
Born 1991. Aren Malakyan was born in Vanadzor, Armenia. In 2015, he graduated from the Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinema, Faculty of Feature Films. During his years of study he participated in an international workshop organized by Lodz Film Academy in Yerevan. It was during the workshop "World: From Dusk till Dawn'' that Malakyan shot his first short documentary Grandma Grandpa (2013). His graduation film Girl on the Moon (2014) received the Prize of the President of Republic of Armenia in 2015, as well as several prizes at IFFs, including the Bastau IFF, New Wave IFF and Fresco IFF. It won the Best Film Award at the Web Apricot Yerevan FF. Since then, Aren Malakyan has directed the mini-TV series Special Department (2015) for the Armenian Public TV, and the short film Snow (2016) that had its international premiere at the Shanghai IFF.
Love Confession in Japanese Style (short, 2013), Grandma and Grandpa (short, 2013), Girl on the Moon (short, 2014), Snow (short, 2016), Voldemar (2021), 5 Dreamers and a Horse (2021).