Murat
Murat

Murat

Director Marine Kocharyan, Sona Kocharyan

Production year 2017

Length 36min.

Country Armenia

SYNOPSIS

A young Armenian's search for identity in the corners of present-day Istanbul. As a cultural melting pot, the city constantly feeds Murat's life, and the people, as diverse as the city itself, add color to his routine. Turkish coffee and tea, fish and rakı, the city's bustle and the peaceful movement of the steamships… For Murat, Istanbul is not just a residence, a shelter, or a home. It is a homeland. How do the individual and society affect one another? Memory and the present? The national and the universal? This film is a journey to the open and closed pages of Murat's identity.

CAST & CREW

Marine Kocharyan
Marine Kocharyan

Director

Producer

Marine Kocharyan, Sona Kocharyan

Script

Marine Kocharyan, Sona Kocharyan

Director of Photography

Sona Kocharyan

Music by

Mikayel Voskanyan

Sound

Marine Kocharyan

Edit

Sona Kocharyan, Marine Kocharyan, Harutyun Mehrabyan

Cast

Murat Gostanyan, Vartan Ohannesyan, Artur Utaş, Manuel Keçeci, Zeynep Sevim, Arman Delioğlu, Arusyak Gostanyan.

Marine Kocharyan

Marine Kocharyan is a journalist, screen writer and film director living and working in Armenia. She has worked as a TV screen writer and a director in Shoghakat TV Company from 2011-17. Now she works in Media Initiatives Center (former Internews Armenia) as a production journalist. Marine is very interested in documentary films and video production.


Filmography

How to Cross (from Jiliz to Jiliz) (Co-dir., 2014), Murat (Co-dir., 2017).


Sona Kocharyan
Sona Kocharyan

Director

Sona Kocharyan

Sona Kocharyan is a working journalist in Yerevan, Armenia. She has worked as a TV and multimedia journalist and is very interested in photography and video production. Currently, she works in Media Initiatives Center (former Internews Armenia). Since 2013, she has been involved in documentary filmmaking.


Filmography

How to Cross (from Jiliz to Jiliz) (Co-dir., 2014), Murat (Co-dir., 2017).

FILMS 2017