SI LE VENT TOMBE SHOULD THE WIND DROP

With the opening of an airport in their capital city, the population of the non-recognised state of Nagorno-Karabakh hopes to gain international support. Airport inspector Alain, who is supposed to produce the final expert report upon which approval of the facility depends, finds himself in a difficult predicament. Should he insist the regulations of the air traffic authority be met and write a negative report, or should he support the population, with which he clearly sympathises, in their struggle for independence? In a quiet and haunting fashion, SHOULD THE WIND DROP ponders this dilemma, whose current, real-life background has long gone virtually unnoticed. The film positions itself calmly between the territorial claims of Armenia and Azerbaijan, while cultivating an aesthetic that embodies a wish for peace, for freedom and hope. Still, in spite of its gentle tone, the film does not relinquish its role as a space for confrontation, which enables it to serve as a relevant political statement.
Director
Nora Martirosyan

Born in Armenia, Martirosyan resides today in Montpellier. After her art academy studies in her homeland, she completed her training at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam and at Le Fresnoya. Since 2015, she has been teaching film and video at the Bordeaux Art Academy, while working on new films on the side.

2004 // BLIND DATE

2007 // 1937

2016 // PARIS – EREVAN

2020 // SHOULD THE WIND DROP / SI LE VENT TOMBE

Trailer
präsentiert von:

France, Armenia, Belgium 2020
100 min, DCP, colour


French, Armenian, English, Russian
OV with German and English Subs

Director

Nora Martirosyan

Screenplay

Nora Martirosyan
Emmanuelle Pagano
Olivier Torres
Guillaume André

Camera

Simon Roca

Editor

Nora Martirosyan
Yorgos Lamprinos

Music

Pierre-Yves Cruaud

Sound

Anne Dupouy
Sabrina Calmels
Aline Gavroy

Cast

Grégoire Colin
Hayk Baghryan
Arman Navasardyan
David Hakobyan
Vartan Petrossian
Narine Grigoryan

Production

Julie Paratian

Co-Production

Ani Vorskanyan
Annabella Nezri

Production Company

Sisters Productions

Co-Production Company

Aneva Production
Kwassa Films

Sales

Indie Sales

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