The 19th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival will kick off with “Amerikatsi” (American) by film producer Arman Nshanian.
“I am very happy that the premiere of the film is taking place in Armenia. We should proudly introduce the world the Armenian production”, film producer told Armenpress.
As a young boy, Charlie escaped the Armenian genocide by stowing away in a trunk bound for the United States. His family was not so lucky. Despite his tragic start, as an adult, Charlie has managed to maintain his child-like wonder for the world. However, like so many refugees and orphans, there’s a hole in Charlie’s big heart.
The story begins in 1947, as Charlie repatriates back to Armenia only to be greeted by the harsh reality of Soviet Communism.
The soul of Armenia has been suffocated beneath the iron curtain. Almost immediately Charlie is arrested and sentenced to prison for the absurd crime of wearing a tie.
To further ensure that he doesn’t influence other prisoners with his “cosmopolitan” ways, Charlie is placed in solitary confinement. Just as he appears to be succumbing to the terror of his situation, Charlie discovers that the prison wall outside his cell window had been damaged during a recent earthquake.
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