Lost in Armenia
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Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under):$8.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Comedy
Road Movie
Francophone
Comedy Drama
Best of Fest
Voice Category:Laugh Out Loud
Release Year:2016
Runtime:90 min
Country:France
Armenia
Language:French
Armenian
Print Source:WTFilms
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWSlwhn7CZQ
Cast/Crew
Director:Serge Avédikian
Producer:Moby Dick Films
Framart
Les Films Velvet
Futurikon
Cinematographer:Boubkar Benzabat
Screenwriter:Jean-François Derec & Serge Avédikian
Jean-François Derec
Laurent Firode
Editor:Alexandra Strauss
Composer:Gérard Torikian
Principal Cast:Patrick Chesnais
Arsinée Khanjian
Robert Harutyunyan
Nikolay Avetisyan
Filmography:Paradzhanov ('13)
Description

Director Serge Avédikian attending

When his taxi breaks down after a performance in Azerbaijan, French actor Jean-Paul wanders, hoping to hitch a ride to the airport. But he accidentally crosses the border into Armenia, which is in a dispute with its neighbor over the Berg-Karabach region, and currently exists in a state of near war. Now our hero, without a common language, and, perhaps most importantly, without a working cell phone, finds himself unable to get back to Paris. Offering a farmer Azerbaijani money to take him to the airport, he is accused of being a spy; when his luggage finally arrives with his French passport, he is thought of as a long lost hero. A man of few talents, Jean-Paul turns to his one great skill—acting—and discovers that he is able to endure, and even thrive, in this strangest of odysseys.


Director’s Biography

Serge Avédikian: Serge Avédikian studied at the Conservatoire Marcel Dupré in Meudon, France and worked for the Conservatoire de Paris in the early 1970s. In 1976, he began a career acting for theater, film, and television. He founded a theater company and later a production company. Lost in Armenia is his second feature film.