The Last Tightrope Dancer of Armenia
The Last Tightrope Dancer of Armenia

The Last Tightrope Dancer of Armenia

Director Arman Yeritsyan, Inna Sahakyan

Production year 2010

Length 72min.

Country Armenia

screenings

10 Jul 2018 12:00 Moscow Cinema, Red Hall

SYNOPSIS

Zhora, 78 years old, and Knyaz, 77 years old, were once the most celebrated tightrope walkers in Armenia. Today they are the only existing masters who can keep this ancient art alive. Envious rivals throughout their lives, they now share the same hope – that the only remaining tightrope student will carry on their life’s work. Hovsep, a 17-year-old orphan adopted by Zhora, has to decide whether or not to accept the responsibility of being the last tightrope performer in a society that has abandoned both him and the art of tightrope walking. And now, after the death of Zhora, his teacher, Hovsep’s choice has only become more difficult…

 

CAST & CREW

Arman Yeritsyan
Arman Yeritsyan

Director

Producer

Vardan Hovhannisyan

Script

Arman Yeritsyan, Inna Sahakyan

Director of Photography

Mkrtich Baroyan

Sound

David Amalyan

Edit

Tigran Baghinyan

Cast

Zhora Armenakyan, Knyaz Mheryan, Hovsep Beglaryan, Mamikon Papikyan, Khachik Umurshatyan

Production company

Bars Media Documentary Film Studio

Arman Yeritsyan

Director, scriptwriter. In 2000, Arman Yeritsyan graduated from the Directing Department of Yerevan Pedagogical University. For years he has worked in Monarch Films, Internews Armenia, Russian Today TV Channel as well as different Armenian TV Channels. Arman has directed more than 50 advertisments and documentaries. He has worked for Russian Public Television as a director for Heroes of the Century documentary series. He has directed several awarded films as Under the Open Sky, Hello Fellini, etc. Since 2007, Arman is collaborating with Bars Media Documentary Film Studio. He was a jury member at Golden Apricot IFF, Banff World Media IFF, Russia Documentary Open FF and for other festivals also.


Filmography

The End (2003), I Want to Say (2004), Under the Open Sky (2005), Hello, Fellini! (2006), Aram Khachatrian (2007), The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia (2010), Donkeymentary (2012), The Subscriber Is Temporarily Unreachable (2014).


Inna Sahakyan
Inna Sahakyan

Director

Inna Sahakyan

Inna Sahakyan graduated from the Yerevan Fine Arts Institute with an M. A. degree in Fine Arts Criticism. Since 2002, she has been working as a producer and director at Bars Media. She has directed and produced PSAs, for various international organizations and local NGOs (UN, UNICEF, European Union, and USAID). She worked as an assistant director for the multi-award winning documentary A Story of People in War and Peace.


Filmography

Child Trafficking: Sold out Childhood (2006), Childhood Dreams (2006), Democracy in Rural Areas of Armenia (2006), The Last Tightrope Performer in Armenia (2010).  

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