The disputed landlocked region of Nagorno-Karabakh is an eight-hour drive from the closest airport, but French auditor Alain (Claire Denis’s frequent muse Grégoire Colin) could change this if he determines that the war-torn republic’s inactive Stepanakert Airport can safely reopen. As he spends a week getting to know the locals, Alain discovers an area struggling to rebuild itself two decades after a fragile ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and realizes that his regulatory decision could seal the global fate of a society on the verge of disappearance. Brought to life by a lively ensemble cast and a compassionate performance from Colin, this Cannes 2020 selection announces a sharp and forward-thinking new voice in Nora Martirosyan.
Featuring pre-recorded Q&A with Director, Nora Martirosyan
Directed by: Nora Martirosyan
Belgium, France, Armenia
2020 | 100 min.
Premiere: Hawaii Premiere
Languages: French with English subtitles
Screenplay: Nora Martirosyan, Emmanuelle Pagano, Olivier Torres, Guillaume André
Cast: Grégoire Colin
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