Archive → Films → Deadlock
Festival in Media
Section: Special Screening
Country: Armenia 
Year: 2016



color/94 minutes

Director: Harutyun Khachatryan Screenplay: Harutyun Khachatryan, Mikayel Stamboltsyan Cinematography: Gevorg Sarkisian, Vahagn Khachatryan: Editing: Harutyun Khachatryan, Tigran Baghinyan

Deadlock is the second installment in the five-documentary film series dedicated to the Armenian Diasporas by filmmaker Harutyun Khachatryan. After having obtained a green card for the United States, Levon leaves his homeland. Unfortunately, the USA is not what it pretends to be through advertisement and pop culture. Deadlock is a painful musing on exile and disillusionment as well as a political inquiry into what it means to live in a capitalist country.

Production: Harutyun Khachatryan


Harutyun Khachatryan

Born in Akhalkalaki, Georgia, in 1955, Harutyun Khachatryan is an Armenian film director, scriptwriter, cinematographer and producer. For his film «Border» (2009) he was awarded the Darko Bratina Award and the FIPRESCI Award at Fribourg IFF. «Endless Escape, Eternal Return» was named the Best Documentary at the Torino Film Festival.






2016 Deadlock (Documentary)

2014 Endless Escape, Eternal Return (Documentary)

2009 Border (Documentary)

2005 Return of the Poet (Documentary)

2003 Documentarist (Documentary)

1994 Verjin kayan

1991 Veradardz avetyats yerkir (Documentary)

1990 Wind of Oblivion

1988 White Town (Short documentary)

1987 Kond (Short documentary)

1985 A Visit with the Commander (Documentary short)

1985 Chronicles of an Event (Short documentary)

1981 The Voices of the Neighbourhood (Short documentary)