Armenian Bread, The
Germany / Russia
Producer: Armen Gasparyan
Director: Armen Gasparyan
Script: Armen Gasparyan
Director of Photography: Gagik Harutyunyan
Music: Armenian ethnic and spiritual music
Sound: Gagik Harutyunyan
Editors: Levon Taksildaryan, Samvel Amirchanyan
Armen Gasparyan Film
0012, Komitas Ave. 20 - 55
Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
The neutral line, which separates the borders between Armenia and Turkey, has always been the main source of the stones meant for the construction of Armenian churches. The jug fractures in an archeologist's hands reminds of separated parts of Armenia, the wholeness of which he tries to restore in his dreams. In a real life he confronts with old Arusyak, a woman who reveals the real Armenia to him, which is the land where stone becomes bread and bread becomes Faith.
1st Prize of the Jury for “Professionalism in revealing sore points of national history”, Special Prize of Greek-Catholic church for “Deep cinematographic evidence of strength of faith of he Christian Armenian in the year of Genocide in 1915”, Magnificat IFF, Minsk, Belarus 2011, Best Cinematography Prize, Radonezh IFF, Moscow, Russia, 2011
Armen Gasparyan (born 1970, Gyumri, Armenia)
Studied at Leninakan Art School named after S. Merkurov (1980-1984). In 1987 worked as an assistant to a projectionist and in 1988 got the job of a projectionist at Leninakan "Oktyabr" cinema. In 1989 worked as a fireman at the Leninakan State Dramatic Theatre named after V. Adjemyan. In 1991 had a film directing course in A. Mkrtchyan's master class at Kumayri- Phoenix Film Studio. In 1993 moved to Moscow and studied screenwriting at the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography (Mast r class of V. Chernikh). Organized A-Art Film Studio in Gyumri (1995-1998) producing four documentaries. The film The Eclipse Witnesses got a special Critics' Award at the San Gio IFF in Verona, Italy, 1999. Since 2000 Armen Gasparyan has been living in Kaliningrad, Russia where he made four documentaries. The film Chronicles of the Restorers got a special prize at the Debut- Kinotavr IFF, Moscow, Russia. 2001. In 2006 Armen Gasparyan was included in the international jury board of the Niepokalanow International Catholic FF, Poland.
Self-portrait with the Bible (1995), The Liturgy (1995), The Hermits of Alexandropol (1996), The Eclipse Witnesses (1998), Chronicles of the Restorers (2001), Christmas Territory (2001), The Russian Name (2002), My Brother Is a Bishop (2008), The Armenian Bread (2011).