15 MIN
July 12th
Cinema House, Grand Hall

Beno is a 30-year-old man whose life, one might say, came to a halt after the war. In his rural everyday life, Benno can no longer stick to his usual routine; instead, he has formed a new one: to find and kill an owl whose periodic hooting keeps him restless. Every day, he wakes up and falls asleep with the sounds of the owl in his ears. However, Beno is not alone. There is Sahk, who wants to help Beno in everything. Despite hearing from neighbors that there are no owls in the village, Sahak wants to believe in Beno and thinks that with his help, Beno will find the owl. Beno does not allow Sahak to accompany him into the woods, so Sahak decides to do it on his own. The little child, unaware of the danger and only concerned with helping Beno, goes into the woods alone, climbs a tree, and tries to call the owl. Benno is also in the woods and seeing movement in the tree aims his gun at Saak. This marks the end of Beno's desperate attempts to find the owl. The owl's voice doesn't disappear, but Benno will learn to live with it.

Cast & Crew
Producer: Mary Danielyan
Director: Mary Danielyan
Script: Mary Danielyan
Director of Photography: Khachatur Ghevondyan
Production Design: Sona Parsamyan, Lilit Antonyan
Music: Anahit Mnatsakanyan
Sound: Anahit Mnatsakanyan
Editing: Mary Danielyan
Cast: Aren Osipyan, Grigor Gharsayan
Mary Danielyan (born 2001)
She has received education at the Polytechnical High School, the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies, and the Yerevan State Institute of Theater and Cinema. Since 2022, she has been working in the field of photo and video production. In the same year, she came a volunteer in the Mshakutamet NGO, as a photography instructor.

The Owl (short, 2024).