23 MIN

Mariam lives in a remote Armenian village where there are no men. On her birthday, her hopes of having a reunited family are shattered, but she must put aside her own crushed dreams and build up her friend Anush’s hopes of an idyllic life as she embarks into motherhood.

Cast & Crew
Producer(s): Nare Leone Ter-Gabrielyan, Lydia Indjova, Quentin Daniel
Director: Ophelia Harutyunyan
Script: Dessil Mekhtigian
Director of Photography: Ophelia Harutyunyan
Production Designer: Lusine Sarsgyan
Music by: Simon Fransquet
Edit: Yvette M. Amirian
Production: Fermata Film,Matching Socks Ventures, Wombat Films

Ophelia Harutyunyan

Ophelia Harutyunyan is an Armenian filmmaker based out of NYC, with a combined fiction and documentary background. Most recently, she, alongside Alex Gibney and Suzanne Hillinger, directed and produced the documentary Totally under Control (NEON). She produced Crazy, Not Insane (HBO), which premiered at the Venice IFF, and wrote and produced Red Apples (OUAT Media), which premiered at TIFF. She’s a Berlinale Talents alumna and her films have played at other festivals like Sundance, SXSW, IDFA, AFI, Clermont-Ferrand & others.

The Frame (short, 2016), Totally under Control (2020), It Takes a Village… (short, 2022)