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Film Festival
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Country: Belgium / France
Year: 2010
Duration: 55'
Direction: Comes Chahbazian
Writer: Comes Chahbazian
Cinematographer: Comes Chahbazian
Editor: Julien Contreau
Production: Matière Première

Spanish premiere

We are in Yerevan, Armenia. It´s a city, a country always in constant change, where yesterday´s monuments are tomorrow´s ruins. We are in Yerevan, where some children play and fight in the street. We are in Yerevan, but we can hardly see bits and pieces, like an intermittent jigsaw, like lost fragments of a country that is impossible to portrait in its entirety. We are in Yerevan, a chaotic and incomplete world.
Special Prize 
«Silver Apricot», Festival International Golden Apricot d'Erevan 2010, Armenia.
Festival International Cinéma du Réel; Festival International Visions du Réel, Suiza; Festival de Cine Internacional Villa de Leyva, Colombia; Split Film Festival, Croacia; Arpa International Film Festival, EE.UU; European Film Festival for Documentaries documentART, Germany, Poland;Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Montpellier; Festival International du Film Documentaire d’Ajaccio CORSICA.DOC, France.

Comes Chahbazian

Comes Chahbazian.
"I am of that earth that I have never known. As with so many children of the Armenian diaspora, I was raised with the images of a country that are maintained by cultural and community memory. Beyrouth was the place of my childhood, Brussels, the place of my teenage years and now adulthood. Yerevan is the place that I carry within me, never touched, never known. Ici-Bas (Down Here), my latest film, was the opportunity to realise this encounter".
(Down Here) (2010)
Y.U.L. (2002)
Untitled (2002)
À Suivre (2001)
Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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