The first Armenian film selected in decades at Cannes Film Festival (2020 edition), shot in Artsakh

Nora Martirosyan, an Armenian director living in Montpellier, discovered Artsakh / Nagorno-Karabagh, she was struck by the fate of this territory and decided to make a film of it. According to her: “The Armenian people have the capacity to reinvent themselves, to regenerate themselves”. Since then, the war and the pandemic have shaken everything up. At 47, Nora Martirosyan presents her first film “If the wind falls” in the newly reopened cinemas. It’s a unique film as it is the only fictional film shot in Artsakh and also the first Armenian film selected at Cannes (2020 edition) in decades. The film tells the story of an international auditor, Alain Delage, who arrives in a small self-proclaimed Caucasus republic to investigate the possibility of opening its brand new airport. The building is a national pride, but due to the political imbroglio, it has never served. In contact of the inhabitants Alain discovers this isolated land and risks everything to allow the country to open up. The movie questions the relationship of men to borders and territorial constraints.

https://www.franceinter.fr/emissions/l-invite-de-7h50/l-invite-de-7h50-25-mai-2021

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