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I Am Going To Change My Name

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Year of participation 2013
Program Feature Competition

I Am Going To Change My Name
Producer(s) Victoria Lupik, Armen Manasaryan, Gevorg Gevorgyan
Director(s) Maria Sahakyan
Script Maria Sahakyan, Astghik Simonyan
Director of Photography Mkrtich Malkhasyan
Music by Vartan Harutyunyan "Air and stones"
Sound Alexander Semeonov, Philipp Lamshin
Edit Maria Sahakyan
Cast Arina Adju, Evgeny Tsyganov, Maria Atlas, Georg von Baumgarten, Luiza Nersisyan, Arman Hakobyan, Artur Papikyan, Gagik Bablumyan, Glak Andreasyan, Arthur Manukyan
Production company(-ies) ANNIKO FILMS, 2nd lane Fuchika str, 5-6
 

Synopsis

Based on the Armenian Sharakan, a nine-part song that brings us gradually closer to meaning, the film further develops the poetic invention apparent in Maria Sahakyan’s first feature, The Lighthouse. Focusing on the world of a 14-year-old girl, Evridika, who is experiencing the first extremes of adolescent emotion, it makes effective  and  imaginative use of her private world centred on internet chat rooms and mobile phone recordings. The film’s originality lies in a dream world of images and poetry (Rilke’s poems to Orpheus and Eurydice, and Saakyan’s own), in which the Armenian landscape also plays its role. Her mother’s former lover returns, giving rise to unforeseen consequences and parallels. Her film, says Saakyan, is designed to reflect the different dimensions of love.

Awards
Best film, Best Cinematograhy, Hayak National Cinema Awards, Yerevan, Armenia, 2013

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 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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