Join one of the most exciting screenings of the year – the inaugural London edition of ‘’6 SHORT FILMS’’ programme, curated by the AGBU Performing Arts Department and screened the Lincoln Centre in New York.
6 very different films - starting from a sci-fi comedy to a lyrical portrait of a Syrian-Armenian girl; our own Taniel to a story of a 60 years old rollerblader- will be screened at Curzon Victoria, Friday, 1 November.
Come at 7:30 and enjoy a glass of wine with us and socialise, and there also will be a Q&A session with the filmmakers. More details and tickets here (limited availability): https://www.facebook.com/events/2484582308489071/
About each short film:
Getting Fat in a Healthy Way (Bulgaria)
In a world where gravity is weak and skinny people fly into the sky, Constantine has never left the apartment he shares with his father Atanas. But one day the beautiful stewardess who moves into the building will change Constantine's life forever.
Directed by Kevork Aslanyan
Written by Kevork Aslanyan and Georgi Merdzhanov
Lori, a Syrian-Armenian girl living in Armenia, believes her father is taking her on a summer trip. When she learns that her family is really leaving Armenia after already fleeing the war in Syria, she tries whatever she can to stay in a place that has great meaning for her.
Written and directed by Alik Tamar
Produced by Ophelia Harutyunyan, Rajat Sharma, Alik Tamar
April 24th, 1915: while under cover of the darkness of war the British are preparing their landings at nearby Gallipoli, mass arrests of Armenians are taking place across Constantinople. Poet Taniel Varoujan's home is broken, his poetry scattered, name checked and ticked on ordered list of intellectuals – never to be seen again.
Directed by Garo Berberian
Written by Garo Berberian and Ben Hodgson
Music by Arik Bambir, Philip Glass, Tigran Hamasyan, Jordi Saval
Bad Girl (France)
On the brink of her 18th birthday, Mathilde must come to terms with the monster that haunts her at night.
Written and directed by Arnaud Khayadjanian
Produced by Arnaud Khayadjanian and Soizic Perrodou
Levon: A Wondrous Life (USA/Armenia)
Levon is a 60-year-old rollerblader living exuberantly in the post-Soviet landscape of Yerevan, Armenia. He is aware of the struggles his people face, and understands why they are emigrating in droves. But that doesn't change his enduring belief in and contentment with the simple magic of being alive.
Directed, Shot and Edited by Anahid Yahjian & Emily Mkrtichian
Second Camera: Alex Igidbashian
Niva Operator: Vrej Haroutounian
Music by Moby and Pharrell Williams
Executive Produced by ONEArmenia
Botticelli's The Birth of Venus has lived on as a landmark of lily white, idealized femininity for centuries, but in the model-actress India Salvor Menuez's take on the painting—and on idealized images of women in general—she's much more than that, and in fact quite full of snark. 'I just want lunch,' Menuez says in the latest edition of W's Worn series, taking care to shout out the space heaters keeping her going hidden behind the plants.
Produced and directed by Garen Barsegian for W Magazine, WORN is a three-part series reflecting on how clothing influences us.
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