Armenia

EIN LIED FÜR BEKOEIN LIED FÜR BEKO

Beko ist ein junger Kurde, der zur Zeit des irakischen Krieges im türkischen Teil Kurdistans lebt. Es gelingt Beko, den Fluss Euphrat zu durchqueren und so die Türkei zu verlassen. Im syrischen Kurdistan beginnt er seine Suche nach dem Bruder Cemal, von dem er weiß, dass er in den kurdischen Teil des Iraks gelangen wollte. Allein dieser Weg macht schon deutlich, wie zerrissen Bekos Heimat ist. Er findet den Bruder nicht und bleibt auf Anraten von Partisanen zunächst in einem Berglager kurdischer Nomaden und Kinder, die dort elternlos leben. read more

KLAMEK JI BO BEKO – EIN LIED FÜR BEKO

A SONG FOR BEKO takes place on the national border between Armenia and Turkey and is the first motion picture shot in Kurdish. 1988 – Beko ’ s brother Cemal is being chased by the Turkish army for being a deserter. As they are unable to find him in his hometown, they abduct Beko instead. Yet Beko manages to escape across the Euphrates to Southwest Kurdistan, where he joins a group of fugitives who were able to flee Saddam Husseins army so far. While he keeps on hoping to receive a message from his lost brother, he takes care of the traumatized orphans in the camp.
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POETI VERADARDZE (Return of the poet)

RETURN OF THE POET is a lyrical journey through Armenia, following the creation and transport of a statue. The simple telling from basic materials of the making of the clay used in the statue, and of the simple but poignant a cappella poetry that is sung as the only commentary, the film is a testament not only to Armenia‘s national poet, Ashugh Jivani, but to the integrity of art, its roots far away from the superficiality of the world, and of the power and truth it can convey.

Armenia 2006
Regie: Harutyun Khachatryan
88 min, 35 mm, Farbe, OF mit engl. UT
Festival: Rotterdam 06
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VODKA LEMON

Set in a Kurdish village in the Caucasus, the film tells the story of Hamo, an ex-officer of the Red Army. The only things he owns are an old cupboard, a Soviet-model TV, his army uniform an a meagre monthly pension.

Armenia/F/I 2003
Regie: Hiner Salem
88 min, 35 mm, Farbe, arm.-russ.-kurd. OF mit dt. UT