Armenia / Serbia
15 MIN


July 12th
Cinema House, Grand Hall

25-year-old Satenik spends her days looking through videos of Armenian war captives, trying to find her brother, who went missing during the 2020 Karabakh war. She is also helping other missing soldiers’ families, who are in similar situations. All of these videos have pretty much the same plot; the captives are being beaten and then publicly beheaded. The story starts from the day when Satenik recognizes a friend’s son amongst the captive soldiers. The next thing we see is Satenik attending that soldier’s funeral, which traumatizes her to the core. The boy was beheaded. The shock of the funeral goes over to her subconscious. She dreams a nightmare about her brother, from which Satenik wakes up in a bus full of people. Two of the passengers start a fight over opening the window, but it slowly transforms into a political argument about the current situation in Armenia. Satenik tries to stay out of it, but one passenger’s cruel remark pushes her over the edge.

Cast & Crew
Producers: Ofelya Tovmasyan, Vardan Hakobyan
Director: Ovsanna Gevorgyan
Script: Ovsanna Gevorgyan
Director of Photography: Arthur Ustyan
Production Design: Lusine Sargsyan
Sound: Dane Vlaisavljević
Editing: Ovsanna Gevorgyan
Cast: Satenik Hovsepyan
Production: Creative Production Llc, Servia Film, ForgradeDoo

Ovsanna Gevorgyan
Ovsanna Gevorgyan is an Armenian writer and director. After getting her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism at Yerevan State University in Armenia she moved to New York to study film directing at Columbia University School of the Arts. Her first feature film project, My Heart Is Like Those Ruined Houses, was selected to be part of “Armenian-Turkish Cinema Platform” pitching lab. Ovsanna Gevorgyan’s short film You Can’t Go Home Again was screened at Lincoln Center as part of the Armenian Film at Lincoln Center series. Her short film Tale of the Anguished Gardener premiered internationally at the Raindance IFF in London. It was also an official selection at the Golden Apricot IFF in Armenia and the Pomegranate FF in Toronto.

The Pilgrim (short, 2014), Daughter (short, 2015), Separation (short, 2015), Ocean ( short, 2015), From the Diaries of an Invulnerable Woman (short, 2016), You Can’t Go Home Again (short, 2018), Tale of the Anguished Gardener (short, 2019), A Cloud in Trousers (short, 2021), Orphanhood (short, 2022), Headless Horsemen (short, 2023).