is inspired by the play 'Sojourn at Ararat', written and directed by Gerald Papasian and Nora Armani who also perform in the film. The play was premièred in 1986 in Edinburgh and went on to make a world tour. The film tells the story of three people on tour with a play against the background of a time in which new nations emerge and old rulers make desperate efforts to cling on to power. The scenes in the play are comments on the life of three actors, the Man, the Woman - an Armenian couple - and the Stage Manager, a dissident Russian who was once a famous Shakespearian actor. The picture of the three becomes increasingly clear as the journey passes more and more locations and they meet more and more people.

Original title
Verchin gayan
Filmmaker
Haroutiun Katchatrian
Premiere
European premiere
Country
Armenia, France
Year
1994
Medium
35mm
Length
93’
Language
English, Armenian
Producer
Parev Productions, Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival / Fund for Cinema Development
Sales
Parev Productions
Cast
Nora Armani