Experiencing Interruptions?


Valery is a retiree working as a night watchman in a newly built building. He inherited gold from his grandfather of blessed memory, which neither his daughter nor his son nor even his wife saw except him. After Armine's death, Valery had to take her gold from home, keep it in a deserted place away from Emma's and Ashot's eyes. On that horrible day, he had no idea what could happen to him, that the history what had happened to his grandfather: the elder Valery could repeat.

  • Rafael Hovhannisyan
  • Rafael Hovhannisyan
  • Narek Nazaryan
  • Gevorg Dodozyan
    Key Cast
  • Mane Minasyan
    Key Cast
  • Vahagn Gasparyan
    Key Cast
  • Sahak Manvelyan
  • David Safaryan
    Gimbal operator
  • Narek Nek Ghazaryan
  • Mkhitar Sargsyan
    Boom operator
  • Narek Grigoryan
  • Arthur Kocharyan
  • Davit Davtyan
    Production Sound Mixer
  • Narek Nazaryan
    Film editor
  • Deflick Company
    Production company
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Detective, Drama
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 7, 2022
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography
Director Biography - Rafael Hovhannisyan

I am Rafael, 24 years old. I graduated from the Yerevan State Institute of Theater and Cinema as a feature film director in 2021. I worked as director's assistant in many feature film projects in Armenia. During the years of my studies, I made two short films:
● “I love my sweet Armenia's…”, 2019
Participated in the Boomerang film festival, 2nd place in the nomination “Cinematography”, Yerevan, 2019.
Participated in film festival UMUT for young film directors of the CIS countries, in Bishkek, 2019.
● “AU 79”, 2022

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Director Statement

Despite the fact that the film consists of more than four dozen small scenes, the duration of the film is expected to be 5-7 minutes, which means that the action of the film will develop very quickly, and the scenes will mostly be filmed according to non-static shots, with the exception of a few scenes, for example, when Ashot is sitting and counting the cigarettes smoked during life. In addition to the non-static plans, the dynamics of the film should be increased through editing, for which there are two reasons. First, it will allow to keep within the desired length of the film, secondly, it is desirable to strain the viewer's attention so that the viewer is absorbed in the action. The color solutions of the film should correspond to the dramaturgical state of the episode. When presenting the character of Valery, there should be weaker, cooler colors which will show his complex, heavy character. When presenting Emma's character, there should be relatively bright colors because, she is the only bright side of the family. and during the presentation of Ashot's character also the colors corresponding to the episode of Valery. The shooting is planned to take place in March 3 + 1 shooting day.

I knew the real heroes of the film personally when I lived in a rented house and moved to the suburbs of Yerevan. Our neighbors living on the fourth floor were the heroes of my future film. I met them when I got to know that our hero's wife had died of cancer, so I began to study their lives. Our hero had a son and a daughter, who, one might say, supported their family. I clarified with the neighbors that our hero, in the film Valery, having a lot of saved up money, nevertheless refused to pay for the woman's treatment, the neighbors even began fundraising to save his wife’s life, but they did not collect enough money. The history of gold has an artistic solution. In fact, the hero I met had no gold other than some savings, some of which he had inherited from his uncle, others he had accumulated through work; Of course, I, of course, did not live very well, but at the first opportunity I tried to help his children, who were almost my peers. And since then I had the idea to make a film about this stingy man who had no sanctity, no value except money. But it seemed to me that the story was unfinished, and for a long time I did not approach this story. After a while, when I had already moved out of this hostel, I met one of the local residents who told me that our hero had died, his body was found under the bridge ...