Arsen Azatyan at IFFR
Arsen AZATYAN (1959, Armenia) studied film directing at the culture faculty at Yerevan Pedagogical University, where he met Nariné Mkrtchyan. Since their graduation in 1981, they have cooperated as filmmakers, first with the state studio Armenfilm and since 1990 in their own company Aysor-Plus Film Productions, the first independent production company following the disintegration of the Soviet Union. Their films participated in several international film festivals, including Berlin, Locarno and Rotterdam.
(all co-dir) Nature Morte/Still Life (1981, short), Self Portrait (1981, short), I'm a Walrus (1984, short), Surprise (1986, short), Bagatelle (1988, short doc), Black Holes (1989, short doc), Guardian Angel (1990, short doc), Bobo (1991, hybride), Radio Yerevan (1992), Christmas (2002, short), Sabre Dance (2002, short), Champezrin/At the Roadside (2004, short), Andrey (2006, short), Anarak vordu veradardz/The Return of the Prodigal Son (2008), The Glass Trinket (2013), Nra masin kam te inchpes na chvakhetsav arjits/About Him or How He Did Not Fear the Bear (2019)