Lentil Soup

Having accumulated ideas, influences and beliefs from people around her, Emily goes through life, carrying these influences in the form of a wooden structure worn on the back that supports many magnifying glasses hanging in front of her face. She interacts with the world in a distorted off centered manner, until she runs into someone who tries to get to know her up close and this encounter makes her crush her structure and see freely for the first time.

  • Var Sahakyan
  • Var Sahakyan
  • Var Sahakyan
  • Claire Hoffmann
    Key Cast
  • Guillaume Champeval
    Key Cast
  • Francois Szabowski
    Key Cast
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    drama, romantic, surreal
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 25, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    600 USD
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Director Biography - Var Sahakyan

Artist and Filmmaker based in Paris.

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Director Statement

To know if he created art, the artist must come out of the process of creation, liberated from himself (or his Self). Therefore, it is not a brush, hand, camera or eye that the artist works with – but internal freedom. We have boxed everything into categories and have names for everything: painting, drawing, portrait, film, abstract, this – that. It works well for search engines and our convenience. But the deep urge of creativity comes in a formless force of creation. Breathe it into any form and there it is. It may be a meal, a canvas, or a dance. What you can touch, or experience is called “the work” of art, but “the art” is the inner experience of the creator in a given moment in which he/she manifests something into existence. Thus, the artwork which we can see or touch, is not the art itself, but the surface that bears the traces of that inner experience. It is all about the inner experience. And the purpose of having any work is that the work hopefully can, in some way trigger an experience or insight of a similar kind in the viewer. Therefore, the artist’s primary focus is not the result, but what’s going on within himself/herself at the time of the creation.