Thursday, March 17, 2005

Ararat

CA/FR (c) 2002 Serendipity Point Films / Ego Film Arts. D+SC: Atom Egoyan. Starring David Alpay (Raffi), Arsinée Khanjian (Ani), Christopher Plummer (David), Charles Aznavour (Edward Saroyan), Eric Bogosian (Rouben), Simon Abkarian (Arshile Gorky). Original in English and Armenian. 115 min. A beautiful Triangelfilm print with Swedish subtitles by Marianne Marey. Viewed at Orion, Helsinki, 16 March 2005. A haunting meta-film around the genocide of a million Armenians by the Turks in 1915, the story of Arshile Gorky and his painting "The Artist and His Mother" in the center. Essential viewing for those interested in the history of genocide, Armenia and Arshile Gorky.

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