Country: Armenia, Russia
Translation: Russian subtitles
Length: 98 min.
Director: Aleksandr Kott
Cast: Mkhitar Avetisyan, Martun Ghevondyan, Lernik Harutyunyan, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Olivier Pagès
Gor is trying to fly to Armenia from Moscow to search for his family stuck at the very epicentre of the earthquake. Once there, Gor rushes through what's left from the town in search of his small house. On his way, he meets various characters, each one of them with his or her personal tragedy and challenge. The locals strive to find their loved ones - alive or dead, where dead is almost as good as alive because it means that people can get a proper burial. Medics try to help those who survived, working day and night despite the shortage of the medicaments and performing surgeries with the materials on hand. Soldiers and volunteers risk their lives to clear the debris. As Gor doesn't give up looking for his family, his wife and small daughter are still alive under the debris. But as long as there is love, there is hope.
Awards and festivals:
Moscow International Film Festival — Best Director