LAND SURVEYORS
LAND SURVEYORS

LAND SURVEYORS

Director Suren Babayan

Production year 2018

Length 18min.

Country Armenia

SYNOPSIS

Film protagonists measure the land in a forgotten, abandoned place in Western Armenia, where only one church is still standing.  The young man finds the place strange as he is absolutely unaware of who may have lived in those places and built a church with no cross. Suddenly he gets attracted by the old man's pocket watch, which turns to have an inscription in Armenian. One thing remains clear: when a young man plows a stick on the ground, sharp and unpleasant sound of metal and stone is heard…

CAST & CREW

Suren Babayan
Suren Babayan

Director

Producer

Vardan Abovyan, Suren Babayan

Script

Suren Babayan

Director of Photography

Artyom Abovyan

Music by

Vache Sharafyan

Sound

Harutyun Mangasaryan

Edit

Izabela Nersisyan

Cast

Jean-Pierre Nshanian, Samvel Tadevosyan.

Suren Babayan

RA Meritorious Worker of Arts. In 1972, Suren Babayan graduated the Directing Department of the Yerevan Fine Arts and Theatre Institute and in 1980 - the Advanced Course for Screenwriters and Film Directors in Moscow (Nikita Mikhalkov’s master class). Since 1980, Babayan has worked for Hayfilm Studio as a film director.


Filmography

Neutral Situation (1978, short), The Eighth Day of Creation (1980, short), The Cry of a Peacock (Cօ-dir.: Mikayel Dovlatyan, 1982), Frunze Dovlatyan (Co-dir.: Mikayel Dovlatyan, 1986, doc.), The Thirteenth Apostle (1987), Blood (1990), P. S. (1993, short), Gyumri Review (1996, doc.), Crazy Angel (2000), Zhano (2004), Don’t Look in the Mirror (2009), The Thorn (2013), Land Surveyors (2018, short).

FILMS 2018