"Edge" is a film that transports the viewer to the edges of Yerevan, where the environment shapes the stories of its inhabitants. Through the experiences of three anonymous boys, the film reveals the emotional burden of societal pressure, criminal culture and the values of survival that led them to serve time in jail as teenagers. The dreamlike imagery of Charbakh, Masiv and Shengavit adds a poetic and almost surreal contrast to the harsh realities faced by the characters, emphasizing the complexity of their experiences. "Edge" portrays the contrasting perspectives of each character, creating a question about the impact of the environment on an identity.

  • Sona Khachatryan
  • Chai Khana
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    Documentary, Short
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    11 minutes 47 seconds
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    June 20, 2023
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    300 USD
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Director Biography - Sona Khachatryan

Sona Kachatryan (2001) is a young Armenian film director.
Khachatryan has been active in the Armenian art scene through music and video products. She studies in Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography.

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Director Statement

Film and Performance have always been present in my life. Since a very young age I have been peculiarly interested in the moving picture. I studied piano for 7 years and now I combine the movement of visual artifacts with audio. As a director I am focused on the way I can alter reality with minimal practice, such as, less presence of manipulation and technical distortion. Conceptually I am torn towards giving importance to the reality that we, as a whole, live in. I want to destruct and reconstruct the stereotypical concepts of life. I work hard to give the viewer an opportunity to see from another angle. My work is successful when the viewer breaks something in themselves. It is successful when the public falls apart and assembles into a new, different form.