ENDLESS ESCAPE ETERNAL RETURN / ANVERJ PAKHUST, HAVERZH VERADARDZ
ENDLESS ESCAPE ETERNAL RETURN / ANVERJ PAKHUST, HAVERZH VERADARDZ – Armenia-Netherlands, 2013, 90 min., Documentary
Director: Harutyun Khachatryan
Writers: Harutyun Khachatryan, Mikayel Stamboltsyan
Between 1988 and the early ’90s, three events shook Armenia: a terrible earthquake, the Nagorno-Karabakh war, and the fall of the USSR. As a result, some people chose exile. Khachatryan, a maestro of Armenian cinema, follows the audacious destiny of one of those men who decided to leave their homeland, creating an epic and moving portrait of a tireless narrator.
What changed these 20 years in people’s lives? What makes them return or leave their country again and again? These questions encouraged Harutyun Khachatryan to start a huge research, which takes the observations done 20 years ago and follows the same people nowadays.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS:
2014, Torino Film Festival
Winner Prize of the City of Torino – Best International Documentary Film: Harutyun Khachatryan