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Director
Chaghig Arzoumanian
Biography

Chaghig Arzoumanian was born in Beirut in 1988 and at present divides her time between Paris and Beirut. She graduated from the University of Paris VIII holding a double master degree in film direction and in valorization of film heritage and was formed to film restoration at the Portuguese film archive laboratory (ANIM). She’s currently pursuing a doctorate in film esthetics. Chaghig directed several short movies and a medium feature “Au retour des marées” that premiered at the Festival Côté-Court (2012). In 2013, she co-edited CorineShawi’s feature documentary “E-muet” that premiered at FID Marseille. This same year, she participated to a group exhibition at Galerie Janine Rubeiz and exposed the first part of an ongoing photography project about “Asfourieh”, the old Lebanese mental asylum.

synopsis
Country of origin: Armenia, Lebanon
2015 /Armenian with English subtitles/ 72 mins
Nazareth was twelve years old, Lousaper still a newborn, when the Armenian genocide was perpetrated in 1915. The film traces the paths of their solitary peregrination throughout exile; from their village of Burunkişla to Beirut, passing through Cairo, Karantina and an orphanage in Saida's before meeting again, years later, around a lunch table where they fell in love and decided to start a family. His eyes are those of my father, which are today mine.
Credits
Director: Chaghig Arzoumanian
Producer: Chaghig Arzoumanian
Cinematography: Chaghig Arzoumanian
Editor: Chaghig Arzoumanian
Sound Designer: Sandra Tabet / RanaEid (mixing)
Editing consultant: Carine Doumit
Sound recordist: Karine Basha
Sound designer: Sandra Tabet
Sound mixing: Rana Eid
Colorist: Belal Hibri
FESTIVALS
Cinéma du Réel, Paris 2016
Ecrans du reel, Beirut 2016
Al film – Arab Film Festival, Berlin 2016
Lebanese film festival, Beirut 2016
Olhar de cinema - Festival Internacional de Curitiba, Brazil 2016
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