Aleksandr KOTT
Александр КОТТ
Aleksandr KOTT
Russia / Armenia, 2018, 98mn 
fiction
Spitak
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Спитак

 

 Spitak

 Spitak

 
Directed by : Aleksandr KOTT (Александр КОТТ)
Writing credits : Marina SOCHINSKAYA (GARDASH) (Марина СОЧИНСКАЯ (ГАРДАШ))
 
Cast
Lernik ARUTIUNYAN (Лерник АРУТЮНЯН)
Ermine STEPANYAN (Эрмине СТЕПАНЯН)
Aleksandra POLITIK (Александра ПОЛИТИК)
Oleg VASILKOV (Олег ВАСИЛЬКОВ)
Aleksandr_6 KUZNETSOV (Александр_6 КУЗНЕЦОВ)
 
Cinematography : Pyotr DUKHOVSKOY (Пётр ДУХОВСКОЙ)
Produced by : Yelena GLIKMAN (Елена ГЛИКМАН), Teresa VARZHAPETYAN (Тереза ВАРЖАПЕТЯН)
Production : Кинокомпания «ТЕЛЕСТО-ФИЛЬМ» (Россия), Фонд развития национального кино (Армения) / Société "TELESTO-FILM" (Russie), Fondation pour le développement du cinéma national (Arménie)
 

Awards :
Best Directing Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2018

Plot synopsis
«Spitak» tells the story of the most devastating and largest (in terms of casualties) Armenian earthquake that happened on December 7, 1988. This day went down in history as the day of a horrible disaster, which claimed the lives of over 25,000 lives and left more than half a million people homeless. The film «Spitak» is the story of Gor, who left Armenia in search of a better life but now returns back after the earthquake in order to find his home. His family. But it's too late. Everything is destroyed by the disaster. and he has to re-learn to love what he destroyed himself. Film-Requiem.
http://40.moscowfilmfestival.ru
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2019
- Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2019
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival : PÖFF, Tallinn (Estonia), 2018
- Soirées du cinéma russe de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (France), 2018
- Russian Film Week in Paris : Regards de Russie, Paris (France), 2018
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2018
- International Film Festival, Tbilisi (Georgia), 2018
- Russische Filmwoche in Berlin, Berlin (Germany), 2018
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2018
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2018