Should the Wind Drop

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Film Info
Original Title:Si le vent tombe
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Women & Film
Tags:Drama
Politics
War
Women Directors
Francophone
Culture & Society
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Release Year:2020
Runtime:100 min
Country/Region:Armenia
France
Belgium
Language:French
Armenian
English
Russian
Print Source:UniFrance
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1H_9p6hWkY
Cast/Crew
Director:Nora Martirosyan
Producer:Julie Paratian
Ani Vorskanyan
Annabella Nezri
Cinematographer:Simon Roca
Screenwriter:Nora Martirosyan
Emmanuelle Pagano
Olivier Torres
Guillaume André
Editor:Yorgos Lamprinos
Nora Martirosyan
Composer:Pierre-Yves Cruaud
Principal Cast:Grégoire Colin
Hayk Bakhryan
Arman Navasardyan
David Hakobyan
Vartan Petrossian
Narine Grigoryan

Description

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In the landlocked Nagorno-Karabakh Republic there sits a small airport, unused. Alain (Grégoire Colin), a French engineer, is tasked with determining whether or not the new airport is structurally sound, which puts him right in the middle of the last vestiges of a civil war.

The fate of this desperately remote region, tucked within Azerbaijan but controlled by the unrecognised Republic of Artsakh, hinges on the use of this airport, and soon Alain’s objectivity is tested as his loyalty to the locals grows. Loosely based on a true story, Franco-Armenian director Nora Martirosyan shot Should the Wind Drop at the real airport. Selected for both the 2020 Cannes Film Festival and over 20 international festivals. “[A] contemplative exploration of the relationship between place and identity, past and present.” --Nikki Baughan, Screen Daily

This film is part of Young French Cinema, a program of UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.


Director Biography

Nora Martirosyan Born and raised in Soviet Armenia, director Nora Martirosyan is the child of scientists who were fascinated by cinema. She is the director of the short film “Les complices” (2010). Should the Wind Drop (2020) is her debut feature, and was supported by La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français.


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