GATE TO HEAVEN

DRAKHTI DARPASE

By Jivan AVETISYAN

FISH EYE ART - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2019

Many years ago, a military journalist, Robert, committed a mean act. Tortured by pangs of conscience, he makes a step towards repentance; it's the path to "Gate to Heaven"

Festivals
& Awards

* Moscow International Film Festival 2020
selected at Non- Competition Category in official program. But six hours after the war began between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the film removed from the official program due to the political pressures received by Azerbaijani government officials
* Global Music Awards 2020
Silver Medal – Outstanding Achievement for Soundtrack composed by Michele Josia
* Tracks Music Awards 2021
Finalist – “Best Score of the Month” Compocer Michele Josia
* Las Cruces International Film Festival 2021
Included in official Selection
* Salento International Film Festival 2021
Screened in "Spotlight selection"
* Europe on Screen Film Festival 2021
Included in official Selection, and held a virtual Q&A with the team
* Ontario International Film Festival 2021
Audience Awards for "Best sound", "Best music", "Best script" and "Best international film"
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ARMENIA, LITHUANIA, GERMANY, FRANCE, BULGARIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, ITALY, USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, ARMENIAN, GERMAN, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 91 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jivan AVETISYAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Artavazd YEGHIAZARYAN, Mko MALKHASYAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Masis BAGHDASARYAN (FISH EYE ART), Kestutis DRAZDAUSKAS (ARTBOX), Adrineh MIRZAYAN (Artsakh Arts & Cultural Foundation)
    • Synopsis
    • ROBERT STERNVALL (50), a German journalist, returns to Artsakh in 2016 to cover the war which has been reignited after a 22-year ceasefire. In the result of his journalistic investigation, Robert meets SOPHIA MARTI (35), a young opera singer, who happens to be the daughter of missing photojournalist Edgar Martirosyan, whom Robert abandoned in captivity during the fall of the village of Talish in 1992. Robert and Sophia’s frequent rendezvouses ignite a passionate romance... as their romance develops, Robert’s guilty conscience catches up
    • Partners & financing
    • Fish eye Art Cultural Foundation, Armenia
      ARTBOX Production House, Lithuania
      7 Morgen Filmproduktion, Germany
      Glaam Media Invest, France
      Artsakh Art & Cultural Foundation, USA
      Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation, USA
      National Cinema Center of Armenia,
      Swiss South Caucasus Foundation, Switzerland
      Timeless Production group, Bulgaria
      The Lab- A Media production Company, Czech Republic
      Ala Bianca S.R.L, Italy
      Artdeluxe GMBH, Austria
      Associazione Blue Knowledge, Italy
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Aug 01, 2018
    • End of shooting
    • Oct 31, 2018