Armenian National Film Academy receives 3 applications for Oscars submission

By Asbarez | Wednesday, 31 August 2016

The Armenian National Film Academy has received 3 applications for Academy Award submissions

The Armenian National Film Academy has received 3 applications for Academy Award submissions

YEREVAN (— The Armenian National Film Academy has received three applications for submission to the 89th Academy Award. The movies submitted are Jivan Avetisyan’s “The Last Inhabitant,” Davit Safarian’s “28:94 Local Time,” and Sarik Andreasyan’s “Earthquake.”

Members of the academy have to choose between the films.

“The Last Inhabitant” is Avetisyan’s second film dedicated to Artsakh, after “Tevanik.” Avetisyan, who is from Artsakh, grew up witnessing the hardships and privations his family and the village withstood. During the past 10 years, the director has shot documentaries and short films, trying to raise awareness about Artsakh and its problems. “The Last Inhabitant” contains a powerful message about nationality and the fact that even war cannot destroy cherished values.

Safarian’s “28:94 Local Time” is a feature film about a man and a woman who found themselves in an almost absurd situation, because of electricity crisis. The film is about their stories, memories, imagination and dreams. The screenplay is written by Safarian and Yana Drouz. The cast includes Ashot Adamyan, Heghine Hovhannisyan, Yana Drouz, Karen Janibekyan, Vigen Stepanyan, Harutyun Movsisyan, Hrachya Harutyunyan.

Sarik Andreasyan’s “Earthquake” tells about the devastating Spitak earthquake of December 7th, 1988. The story is set in Leninakan. Konstantin Berezhnoy, a 50-year-old Russian, and Robert Melkonyan, a 28-year-old Armenian, work together to rescue the desperate survivors. Screenwriters are Sergey Yudakov, Aleksey Gravitskiy and Arsen Danielyan. The cast includes Konstantin Lavronenko, Mariya Mironova, Artyom Bystrov, Hrant Tokhatyan, Irina Bezrukova, Michael Poghosian, Sos Janibekyan and others.