Spitak
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Festival in Media
Section: Forum of European Cinema
Country: Armenia Russian Federation
Year: 2018

Spitak

 

98 minutes/color

Director: Aleksandr Kott

 

Screenplay: Marina Sochinskaya

Cinematographer: Pyotr Dukhovskoy

Editing: Olga Grinshpun, Nikolay Ryakhovsky

Costume designer: Elena Ushakova

Music: Serg Tankian

Producer: Tereza Varzhapetian, Elena Glikman

 

Cast:

Lernik Harutyunyan, Hermine Stepanyan, Alexandra Politic, Oleg Vasilkov, Alexander Kuznetsov, Martun Ghevondyan, Olivier Pages, Joséphine Japy, Konstantin Poyarkin, Dmitry Mulyar

 

 

Descriptions:

Gor is flying to Armenia from Moscow to search for his family stuck at the very epicenter of the earthquake. Once there, Gor rushes through what’s left from the town in search of his small house. On his way, he meets various characters, each of them with his or her personal tragedy and challenge. The locals strive to find their loved ones – alive or dead. City officials desperately try to restore law and order in the destroyed city. As Gor doesn’t give up looking for his family, his wife and small daughter are still alive under the debris. But as long as there is love, there is hope.

 

 

Production:

Telesto-Film (RU)

 

Aleksandr Kott

Born in Moscow in 1973, Aleksandr Kott worked as a photographer. He studied (1994-1997) at the Khotinenko workshop of the VGIK Moscow Film School, and finished his studies under Andrej Wajda in Cracow. He is a director and writer, known for Fortress of war (2010), Scarecrow (2000) - selected by the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs of the Festival de Cannes – and The Photographer” (1998) – screened by the Cinéfondation at the Festival de Cannes.

Filmography:

2010 Fortress of War

2014 Ispytanie (Test)

2015 Insight

2018 Spitak