Notre Village
67 MIN

In the early 90s, in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), civilian volunteers all from the same village chose to take up arms in resistance, to liberate their land. Each in turn, they weave the fabric of their joint story. In this village life, everyday gestures are still charged with the silent presence of the war. And then, three decades later, History repeats itself. War flares up again.

Cast & Crew
Producer(s): Julien Contreau, Pauline Piris-Nury
Director: Comes Chahbazian
Script: Comes Chahbazian
Director of Photography: Comes Chahbazian
Sound: Jaouen Le Fur, Pauline Piris-Nury, Emmanuel de Boissieu
Edit: Pauline Piris-Nury
Production: Matière Première

Comes Chahbazian
Comes Chahbazian lives and works in Brussels. Self-taught, he has written and directed two short fiction films: Untitled and Y.U.L., both filmed in New York in 2000. Y.U.L. was screened at the Venice IFF in 2002. His documentary, Ici-bas (Down Here) was filmed in Yerevan and has been shown at festivals including Cinéma du Réel and Visions du Réel. Rhythm & Intervals, shot in Berlin, was presented at the FIFA in Montreal in 2017. Notre Village was filmed in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) and is his most recent work.

À Suivre (short, 2001), Untitled (short, 2002), Y.U.L. (short, 2002), Ici-bas (2010), Rhythm & Intervals (2016), Our Village (2022).