As most of you don’t know, I acted in a film that got into the 63rd Cannes Film Festival, La Selection Cinéfondation. I decided to make this post to clarify a few things all of you want to know about.
About the Film…
The film is called “Fifth Column” or “Hinkerort Zorasune” in Armenian. It’s a short 29min film by Vatche Boulghourjian (my uncle). The film takes place in Bourjdhammoud. The synopsis according to Vatche and as on the Festival’s Website is:
“A chronicle of desperation and mourning in the economically and culturally marginalized Armenian quarter of Beirut through a weave of allegorical narratives. In a panic, Hrag has stolen his father’s gun and fled home. As father searches for son, both discover paths to personal freedom in a city that offers no escape.”
I acted as Hrag, one of the main characters in the film. Although the synopsis makes it sound like a gloomy movie (and it is), the ending is happy and leaves you in a good mood, something found less often in films these days.
About the Festival…
Even though it may seem like a kilometer long on TV, the red carpet isn’t that long in real life. See it in the picture below? That’s the top view of it while workers are preparing it.
The Cannes Film Festival’s Website - Festival de Cannes