ArmInfo.The Golden Apricot International Film Festival presented the story of the creation of a film about Artsakh <If the Wind Stops> (Si Le Vent Tombe).
This year, "If the wind stops," by the director Nora Martirosyan was included in the program of the Cannes Film Festival. We add that this prestigious festival was canceled due to the epidemic of coronavirus, however, its traditional film market was held online.
<If the wind stops> is the first film in the history of Independent Armenia, included in the Cannes program. The plot is built around the story of the French airport auditor Alene, who comes to Artsakh to study his new airport. In the course of conversations with his staff, the protagonist gradually begins to discover Artsakh. The roles in the film were played by Gregor Colin, Narine Grigoryan, David Hakobyan, Arman Navasardyan.
Golden Apricot decided to present the details of the film by holding an online meeting with the director Nora Martirosyan. She admitted that she decided to tell the world about Artsakh 11 years ago, when she visited him. <I wanted to make a film telling about Artsakh, but not a documentary. I wanted the film to present the current situation in Artsakh through an artistic solution, "Martirosyan noted. The director applied for funding to many foundations, and in 9 years she wrote 10-15 different scripts. Meanwhile, it is the final version of the film that most reflects what she intended to tell from the beginning. <I am not trying to say through the film who is right and who is wrong, I am only trying to present the facts. I am based on them, and do not express an opinion. My film does not look to the past; it presents the present and a look into the future>, she said. We add that the film "If the wind abates" was created jointly by Armenia, Belgium and France.
IFF Golden Apricot is traditionally held in July, but this year due to coronavirus, it was postponed to November.