Originally, Documentarist was intended as a traditional documentary about a country that has to face challenging problems such as war, unemployment, extreme poverty, mass emigration, alcoholism and crime. Unfortunately, Harutyun Khachatryan did not raise enough state money in order to make the film he wanted to and therefore had to settle for a different project. Thus, he decided on a very unorthodox narrative strategy. By weaving together different styles, such as documentarist observation and docu-drama approach, he shed a new light on the complexities and challenges a director has to face in order to present a multifaceted picture of reality. Thus, by highlighting the moral ambiguities of the director, Khachatryan approaches the contradictions of a whole country. Shot in an amazing black and white with a touch of a silver tint, the film is an unflinching and painstakingly-crafted statement about the hardships of making a film that sticks as close as possible to reality and truth. An acute snapshot of Armenia shortly after the collapse of the USSR, the film is a haunting portrait of a country at a crossroads.
1.48GB | 1h 01m | 964×576 | mkv
Language:Russian, Armenian, English