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