Tevanik

TEVANIK
2014 / 81 min / Armenia-Lituania
 
Script Arnold Aghababov, Karineh Khodikyan
Directing Jivan Avetisyan
Cinematographer Narek Martirosyan
Editing Arsen Sargsyan
Music Jonas Jurkūnas
Producer

Kęstutis Drazdauskas, Gevorg Gevorgyan, Masis
Baghdasaryan / Fish Eye Art Cultural Foundation, National Cinema Center of Armenia, Artbox

Cast  

Henrik Shahbazyan

Aram
Mary Movsesyan Astghik
Hovhannes Khoderyan Tevanik
 
Synopsis

The film consists of three parts. The first one is about a harmonious family that will be separated because of the existing situation. Little Aram carries the tragedy of the separated family. In a day, his entire childhood ends. The reason is one thing only… In the second part of the film a feminine touch is evident by Astghik’s character.  One step and peace turn to war in a day, that’s when she loses her friendship, her love, and the idol. The third film tells about a 14-year old Tevanik who becomes part of the war activities.  During the fights and as a result of his inability to put an end to a beauty, moments become decisive for Tevanik.

 

Jivan Avetisyan was born in 1981 in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh. In 1998-99 Jivan Avetisyan got 3-month directing courses in the RA Public Television. In 2002-2007, he studied at Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinema, Department of Directing Feature Film. Since 2009 up now, he has been working on Yerkir Media TV Company first as film and program director, after as a main director. In 2007, Life Unobserved by Jivan Avetisyan was presented at Yerevan Golden Apricot 4th IFF, and in 2013, his film Broken Childhood won Hrant Matevosian Special Prize at 10th festival.  In 2013, Jivan participated with the same film in Baltic Event Film Market in Estonia, and in 2014, he presented his film Tevanik and the project of film The Last Inhabitantat at Cannes 67th.