BONDED PARALLELS

KHCHCHVATS ZUGAHERNER

By Hovhannes GALSTYAN

PARALLELS FILM PRODUCTION - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2009

Two lives... two loves... two women...

Festivals
& Awards

Moscow International Film Festival 2011
Perspectives Competition
2nd IFF “East & West, Classics and Avant-garde” 2011
International Competition Best Actress Prize. Awarded LAURENCE RITTER for the role LAURA
NUR IFF, Toronto, Canada. 2011
2nd Prize for the Best Feature Film
43rd WORLDFEST-HOUSTON 2011
BEST DRAMATIC FILM – Special Jury Prize
Rostov Film Festival, Rostov, Russia. 2011
Honorary prize.
13 IFF ARPA, L-A, California USA 2011
BEST SCRIPT AWARD.
HAYAK Armenian National Film Award: 2011
Best Soundtrack (Nominant)
HAYAK Armenian National Film Award: Best Debut for last 20 years 2011
Award
    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama, First film
    • Countries
    • ARMENIA, NORWAY, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ARMENIAN, NORWEGIAN
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hovhannes GALSTYAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Hovhannes GALSTYAN, Marine ZAKARYAN, Thomas SCHLESINGER
    • Producer(s)
    • Hovhannes GALSTYAN (Parallels Film production LLC), Gevorg GEVORGYAN (Hayfilm), Mona STEFENNSEN (Original Film AS)
    • Synopsis
    • Norway, World War II. HANNA, whose husband Henrik participates in the resistance movement, gives temporary asylum to a prisoner of war, ARAKEL, by hiding him in her house in northern Norway.
      The presence of this stranger changes Hanna’s life, and she starts writing about her mixed feelings in her diary… USSR, Armenia, 1988. LAURA, 42, a single and fiercely independent math-teacher, lives a quiet and isolated life in Yerevan. It seems that nothing can change her rigidly ordered daily routine until she receives the diary of her mother, who died while giving birth to her. As Laura learns about her parents' story for the first time - a love story of desperation, loss and primal passion - she begins to experience a parallel story of forbidden love in her own life.
    • Partners & financing
    • 2011: Cannes: World Distribution Agreement with INSOMNIA World Sales
    • Production schedule
    • 2003-2004 - Project Developed by AVANTI: Training program for South Caucasus Filmmakers implemented by FOCAL and funded by SDC-Swiss Development Agency.
      2004 – Co-production Agreement with HAYFILM (Armenian State studio)
      2005: July – October - Shootings of the Armenian part of Bonded Parallels.
      2006 – Contribution from Norwegian Film Fund for commencement of shootings in Norway.
      2006: July - Co-production Agreement with ORIGINAL FILM AS (co-producer, Norway)
      2006: July - Shootings of the Norwegian part of Bonded Parallels.
      2006: Oct. - Contribution from Hubert Bals Fund towards the post-production.
      2006: Nov. – Memo Deal with Quasar Pictures (co-producer, France)
      2008: May- Additional contribution from SDC-Swiss Development Agency.
      2009: March – Contribution from Armenian Ministry of Culture
      2009: May – Contribution from Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
      2009: May – Contribution from Distribution company “Paradise”
      2009: June – Distribution Agreement with the Russian Distribution Company “Paradise”.
      2009: June - Production completing.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jun 01, 2006
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