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SHOULD THE WIND DROP (SI LE VENT TOMBE)

USA Premiere

Following the film, AFI FEST Director of Programming Sarah Harris leads a conversation between filmmaker Nora Martirosyan and actor Grégoire Colin.

In the Southern Caucasus there is the small breakaway country of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, but you can’t get there by air. There is, however, an airport, with full facilities, employees and runway that has not been cleared for use. Alain, an airport auditor, is sent from France to evaluate the situation and decide if it can open. Since conflict surrounds the small nation, it first needs to be determined safe. As his investigation continues, Alain becomes enmeshed with the lives of the people of Karabakh, making his evaluation increasingly personal. For her debut feature, Franco-Armenian director Nora Martirosyan shot the film in and around the real airport and based many of the characters on the people she met during her time there. SHOULD THE WIND DROP shows a people full of hope, willing to believe the impossible is possible. –Eric Moore

Nora Martirosyan is an artist and a film director living in France. She graduated from Art School in Yerevan, Armenia; from Le Fresnoy in France; and from the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. She has directed several award-winning short films. She is currently teaching at Bordeaux School of Fine Arts.

Details

Country: Armenia, France, Belgium

Year: 2020

Director: Nora Martirosyan

Screenwriters: Nora Martirosyan, Emmanuelle Pagano, Olivier Torres, Guillaume André

Director of Photography: Simon Roca

Editors: Nora Martirosyan, Yorgos Lamprinos

Music: Pierre-Yves Cruaud

Cast/Featuring: Grégoire Colin, Hayk Bakhryan

Running Time (minutes): 100

Languges: French, Armenian, English, Russian

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