RADIO YEREVAN

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Synopsis

1992, Feature, color, 80min, 35mm

A refrigerator truck loaded with humanitarian aid arrives in Armenia. The drivers are unable to locate the road to Yerevan and keep looking for it. Parallel to this a string of ludicrous stories unfolds, and, if you ask us, this is Radio Yerevan per se. Both the plot and the contents of this film defy rendering, they can be expressed through a couple of poetic images: “within the depth of your blue eyes my heart is yearning for the golden splash”. Perhaps this could be considered a simplified rendering of the main plot, which is definitely not the case. The truck is not important, neither is the fact that the drivers only find Yerevan upon leaving it, nor even the chain of extremely ludicrous events, nor the retro scenes of the 60’s in the memories of the small boy, nor the “radio” effects that fiddle with reality, nor even the eroticism. This is author’s cinema evolving around the famous Radio Yerevan theme.

Festivals: Rotterdam IFF (Supported by Hubert Bals Fund), Moscow IFF, Cottbus IFF etc.

Cast & Crew

Written and Directed by
Arsen Azatyan, Narine Mkrtchyan
DoP
Albert Yavuryan
Music by
W.A. Mozart, Sayat Nova, Henryk Wieniawski
Starring
Areg Azatyan, Ashot Tchenteretchyan, Karen Miridjanyan, Armen Tchenteretchyan, F. Van Dorn
Produced by
Arsen Azatyan, Narine Mkrtchyan

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