The Return of the Prodigal Son
The Return of the Prodigal Son

The Return of the Prodigal Son

Director Narine Mkrtchyan and Arsen Azatyan, Narine Mkrtchyan, Arsen Azatyan

Production year 2008

Length 88min.

Country Armenia

SYNOPSIS

This is the story of a family in which the father is a wise, rich man, the eldest son is a well-off businessman, the youngest is still searching for himself, and the middle son is the prodigal. That is, prodigal according to those who think they are the only right-minded people, who judge and accuse others in cold blood.

CAST & CREW

Narine Mkrtchyan and Arsen Azatyan
Narine Mkrtchyan and Arsen Azatyan

Director

Producer

Narine Mkrtchyan, Arsen Azatyan

Script

Narine Mkrtchyan, Arsen Azatyan

Director of Photography

Artavazd Khachatryan

Music by

Marin Marais

Sound

Narine Mkrtchyan, Arsen Azatyan

Edit

Narine Mkrtchyan, Arsen Azatyan

Cast

Armen Jigarkhanyan, Mikayel Janibekyan, Nerses Hovhannisyan, Karen Janibekyan, Ara Deghtrikyan, Narek Nersisyan

Production company

Aysor Plus Film Production

Narine Mkrtchyan and Arsen Azatyan

They both graduated from the Film Directing Department of Armenian Yerevan Pedagogical Institute. In 1981–1986 worked at Hayfilm State Studio as director assistants, since 1987 – as film-directors and scriptwriters. In 1990 they established AYSOR after AYSOR-PLUS FILM PRODUCTIONS, where made four feature and eleven short fiction films. The films have been shown and awarded in several international film festivals, including those in Berlin (Special mention), Moscow, Ekaterinbourgh (Special prize), Montreal, Rotterdam (Special prize), Neon (Special mention), Edinburgh, Taormina, Odense, Barselona, and etc.


Filmography

Self-Portrait (1981), Nature-Morte (1981), I'm a Walrus (1984), Surprise (1986), Bagatelle (1988), Black Holew (1989), Guardian Angel (1990), Bobo (1991), Radio-Yerevan (1992), Christmas (2002), At the Roadside (2004), Andrey (2006), The Return of the Prodigal Son (2008), The Glass Trinket (2013).


Narine Mkrtchyan
Narine Mkrtchyan

Director


Arsen Azatyan
Arsen Azatyan

Director

FILMS 2016