Lena was born in a small Caucasian town and she left to seek for her fortune in Moscow. But she has to go back home because a war has broken out in her native town where her grandparents still live.
CAST & CREW
Director of Photography
Alexey Nazarchuk,Maria Sahakyan
Sos Sargsyan, Anna Kapaleva, Sofiko Chiaureli, Olga Yakovleva, Sergey Danielyan
Andreevsky Flag Film Company
In 1992, she and her family moved to Russia. In 1996, she gained entrance to the film directing and animation department of Moscow All-Rusiian University of Cinematography (VGIK), Vladimir Kobrin’s workshop. In 2000 - 03, she made a series of mini-films for a multimedia encyclopedia about WWII and a few experimental short films. Maria graduated in 2003 with a degree project The Farewell, which was premiered at Rotterdam IFF in Europe and Telluride IFF in USA. In 2007-08, Maria started developing the project Gumry1946, which is telling personal stories from Armenian people and also started writing the script of I’m Going To Change My Name, which was awarded by B2B, Belgrade, DAB at the Golden Apricot IFF and was selected to participate in the TorinoFilmLab Development programme 2009.
The Game (short, 2000), The Farewell (short, 2003), The Lighthouse (2006), Terranova (2009), Nahodka (2010, short), Entropy (2012), I’m Going to Change my Name (2013)