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ASP Film Screening | 3 Weeks in Yerevan

Directed by Vahe Berberian and Vahik Pirhamzei; 2016
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
7:00-8:30 PM
Room 555 Weiser Hall Map
In this heartwarming comedy, two filmmakers (Armen and Raffi), from Los Angeles, go to Armenia to shoot a feature length movie about a third generation American Armenian who goes to Yerevan to adopt a 12-year old child. Teaming up with a local impresario (Rubo), the crew begins the arduous task of casting for the parts, scouting locations and securing the last leg of the funding. What seems to be a perfect plan becomes a perfect storm of absurd meetings, unexpected discoveries and hysterical events, which come together to sabotage the project.

The Minister of Culture, the chief of police, the director of Hyefilm Studios, the oligarch…They all offer to help, and yet all of them have their conditions – changing the plot of the script, adopting it to another period, casting a relative for a part, and ultimately a proposal to turn the simple, touching story into a biopic of an oligarch.

The chemistry between Rubo, Armen, and Raffi creates an amazing hilarity, and their journey to realize their dream brings them face to face with some colorful characters, fantastic situations, and beautiful backdrops.
Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Film Screening
Tags: Film, Multicultural
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Armenian Studies Program, International Institute