Prod.: Hovhannes Galstyan, Gevorg Gevorgyan, Trond Brede Andersen, Mona Stefanssen, Olivier Oursel, Script: Hovhannes Galstyan, Marine Zakrayan, Tomas Sclesinger, Dir.: Hovhannes Galstyan, Dir. of Phot.: Ruben Gasparyan, Compos.: Vahagn Hayrapetyan, Prod. Design: Armen Gazaryan, Runar W. Jonsen, Liparit Mamyan, Sound: Karen Tsaturyan, Edit.: Arsen Sargsyan. Cast: Siri Helene Müller, Serge Avedikian, Laurece Ritter, Sos Janibekyan.
At the end of World War II, Hanna gave temporary asylum to a prisoner of war, Arakel, hiding him in her hut in southern Norway. The presence of this man changes her life and she starts writing down about her feeling in her diary… Laura, 42, single and fiercely independent, lives a quiet and isolated life as a math teacher in Yerevan, Armenia. It seems that nothing can change the rigidly ordered daily routine of this woman until she receives a diary from her mother, who died while she was giving birth to Laura. As Laura learns about her parents’ story for the first time a love story of desperation, loss and primal passion – she begins to experience a parallel story of forbidden love in her own life.
Parallels Film Production
National Film Centre
2nd Prize for the Best Feature Film. Nur IFF, Toronto, Canada, 2009; Best Actress Prize to Lurence, East & West, Classics and Avant-garde IFF, Orenburg, Russia, 2009, Special Diploma of Jury, IFF, Rostov, Russia, 2009, Мedal of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, Volokolamsky Rubej IFF, Volokolamsk, Russia, 2009, Best Dramatic Film - Special Prize of Jury, of Worldfest - Houston International Film and Video Festival, 2010, Best Script Award, Arpa IFF, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2010, Medal of the Ministry of Culture of Armenia, 2011, Best Debut 1991-2011, Hayak Armenian National Film Award, 2012.
Hovhannes Galstyan (born 1969, Yerevan)
He obtained a Diplima of Feature Film Director in 1995 from the Yerevan Pedagogical Institute, Department of Culture. In 1998, he was the founder and director of the Private Look LLC, which has organized Private Looks FFs of audio-visual arts and independent producers. He wrote screenplays for feature films, of which Hump and Wings was awarded by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia. He produced and directed more than ten video/TV films about chikdren: Our Child is Growing - Amazing Days Chronology (joint project with UNICEF).
I Dare to Remember (1993), Bonded Parallels (2009).