Vatche Boulghourjian’s masterpiece is a chronicle of desperation and mourning in the economically and culturally marginalized Armenian quarter
of Beirut through a weave of allegorical narratives. In a panic, Hrag has stolen his father’s gun and fled home. As father searches for son, both
discover paths to personal freedom in a city that offers no escape. With dialogue entirely in Western Armenian with English subtitles, this piece of cinematic magic should not be missed by anyone who was either raised or spent time in Beirut. The film was included in the Cinefondation Program of the Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection 2010, where it was awarded Third Prize and First Prize in Festival du Film Libanais 2010.

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