The Glass Trinket poster


2013, Feature, color, 112min, 35mm, Dolby Digital 5.1

It is a dramatic love story of two young people. During his military service In the army, and having learned by phone that his girlfriend was pregnant, the boy leaves his unit without permission and takes a train to meet his girlfriend and to end her unwanted pregnancy. On the way, an incident on the train prompts a change of heart as his feelings of guilt won’t leave him alone.

Directors Note

We love life. We love it the way it is, we love every second and every day, every color, wind, sound however strange and cruel it is, however fragile it is like a glass trinket...

The idea is the irrefutability. When you are unable to change what has already happened. Unfortunately it is not always that we become the masters of the situation and it is not always that we make the right decision, but we almost always answer for every step we make. There are some cruel scenes in the film, which become counterbalance and change the heroes, open up their eyes, thus changing their behavior.

The glass trinket is the fragile symbol the film tells about. It is the fragile relationship we have when we are in love, it is the fragile feeling when the girl gets pregnant, it is the situation when every second is in danger and at the same time precious. This film is about valuing love and life, the only thing that makes us live.

Festivals: Busan IFF, Berlinale EFM, Moscow IFF, Montreal IFF, Kolkata IFF, Houston World Fest (Remi Award), Louisville IFF, Indiefest (Spesical Mention) etc.

Cast & Crew

Written and Directed by
Arsen Azatyan, Narine Mkrtchyan
Artavazd Khachaturyan
Music by
Kato Kanako, W.A. Mozart, Johannes Brahms
Edit and Sound Design by
Arsen Azatyan, Narine Mkrtchyan
Narek Nersisyan, Magdalena Mnatsakanyan, Armen Abelyan, Karen Janibekyan, Constance Mishelet, Romein Cisana, Tigranuhi Ter-Markosyan, Samson Stepanyan, Vahagn Simonyan, Merujan Eganyan, Narine Grigoryan, Ashot Tchenteretchyan, Hayk Poghosyan, Shake Gingozyan, Arthur Khudoyan, Karen Miridjanyan, Lida Zakaryan
Sound Design by
Armen Sahakyan
Sound Master
Sergey Dubkov
Line Producer
Areg Azatyan
Produced by
Arsen Azatyan, Narine Mkrtchyan