Andin: Armenian Journey Chronicles
Andin: Armenian Journey Chronicles

Andin: Armenian Journey Chronicles

Director Ruben Giney

Production year 2014

Length 128min.

Country China/Armenia/Russia/India

SYNOPSIS

Andin: Armenian Journey Chronicles is an exciting experience about traveling to the farthest corners of an Asian Сontinent trying to resolve a single question: how the Armenians were able to link the east and west, long before the discovery age? Within 2 years, the crew filmed in 11 countries including India, China, Tibet, Central Asia, Russia, Armenia, Santo Domingo. In pursuit of unique archival materials, manuscripts, personal journals and diaries from the libraries of Paris, London, Mexico, Lisbon were filmed. The results of these studies formed the basis of an academic essay. Andin: Armenian Journey Chronicles conceived as a project that will allow viewer to make discoveries together with filmmakers as if he was a part of a group while traveling.

 

CAST & CREW

Ruben Giney
Ruben Giney

Director

Producer

Grant Sahakyan

Script

Ruben Giney

Director of Photography

Azat Gevorgyan, Lin Zhao, Jerome Colin, Ivan Kuptsov, Janek Schwirten

Music by

Luis Argüelles

Sound

Luis Argüelles

Edit

Ruben Giney

Production company

Orion Beijing Branch, Wuyi Garden

Ruben Giney

Born in Yerevan, currently lives in Shanghai. He started making films in when he was 5. First 8 mm film was nominated in Juniors FF (Moscow). Prior to finishing high school he began attending classes at the Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography. In 2002, Ruben entered Moscow State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). He worked as junior assistant with Russian directors such as Nikita Mikhalkov and Igor Maslennikov. In 2005, moved to China, where he joined an International Advertising Company Kuiyou Production House as creative director. During this period Ruben directed more than 15 commercials for international corporations such as Panasonic, Asahi, McDonalds, Shiseido, Honda, Toshiba. Since 2010, he has participated in several Chinese TV-series and feature films. Freelance photographer for National Geographic Magazine. Author of several scientific articles.


Filmography

The Black Caviar (1999), The Lower Depths (2003, short), Ernan Dou Strouberg (2005, short), Hamazkayin Cultural Forum (2008, doc.), Cities of the World: Shanghai (2008, doc.), Andin: Armenian Journey Chronicles (2014, doc.).

FILMS 2014