The Armenian film Bonded Parallels tells two intersecting stories: a mother who gives life to a child at the cost of her own and a daughter who repeats a similar love story that once resulted in her own birth. The two ‘bonded parallel’ stories provide a close look at two different societies in entirely different time frames, and in doing that they bring unexpected similarities to the surface. On one side, there is the story of Hanna, who lives in a small village in Norway during World War II, waiting for her husband. Meanwhile, she meets Arakel, a Russian prisoner of war of Armenian origin and gives him asylum, an event that inevitably leads to a love affair. As for daughter Laura, love comes from a disobeying student. Her story takes place during the 1980s, when the demonstrations of Armenians for independence reached their climax.

Original title
Khchchvats zougaherner
Filmmaker
Hovhannes Galstyan
Premiere
European premiere
Country
Armenia, Norway, France
Year
2009
Medium
35mm
Length
89’
Language
Armenian, Norwegian
Producer
Hovhannes Galstyan, Mona Steffensen, Olivier Oursel
Production Company
Parallels Filmproduction LLC, Original Film AS, Quasar pictures
Sales
Parallels Filmproduction LLC
Writer
Marine Zakaryan, Thomas Schlesinger, Hovhannes Galstyan
Cinematography
Ruben Gasparyan
Editor
Arsen Sargsyan
Production Design
Armen Gazaryan, Runar Jonsen
Sound Design
Garen Tsaturyan
Music
Vahagn Hayrapetyan & Katuner band
Cast
Serge Avedikian
Website
http://www.parallelsfilm.com/prod1.html