TERRITORIA

By Nora MARTIROSYAN

SISTER PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

First film - Development 2016

An airport without airplanes, a nonexistent territory, an invisible border. A child, a young girl and a foreigner seeking a way out.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • First film
    • Countries
    • ARMENIA
    • Languages
    • ARMENIAN, ENGLISH, RUSSIAN, FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nora MARTIROSYAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Nora MARTIROSYAN, Guillaume ANDRÉ
    • Producer(s)
    • Julie PARATIAN (SISTER PRODUCTIONS), Pierre-yves CRUAUD (HEOLFILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • Alain, a Swiss engineer in his fifties, is eagerly awaited in the brand new airport of
      Nagorno-Karabakh, a self-proclaimed republic, unrecognized by any state.
      He has to supervise the final preparations for the arrival of the first airplane scheduled for the following week.
      During his short stay, he is supposed to give Manu, a 13-year-old girl, an envelope from her father.
      Alain unwittingly becomes the mediator between father and daughter – the envelope contains the money that would allow Manu to buy a ticket for the first plane taking off from here.
      Intimately connected to the land in which her mother rests, Manu remains in agreement with the pulse of the territory, complying with its cruel rules and trampled beauty.
      The days pass, and the arrival of the airplane is pushed back from one week to the next.
      The arrival of the airplane, the most trivial thing for an airport, becomes utopian in this paradoxical place.
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