Concorso Internazionale / international competition
di Louise Martin Papasian (Francia, 2021, 11’)
Official Selection - Visions du Réel 2021, Nyon Official Selection - Festival Les Yeux Ouverts, Paris | ANTEPRIMA ITALIANA
Young Armenians are called up for mandatory military service and draw lots for their assignment. In a military base in Nagorno-Karabakh, on the border with Azerbaijan, the young conscripts train, smoke, sleep, eat, and almost seem to be waiting for the war to return. One day, one of them walks away and begins to dream.
Louise Martin Papasian studied law and philosophy, before turning to do- cumentary film.After working in film development,she joined the selection committee of FIDMarseille. In 2017 she began her travels throughout Arme- nia, where she directed her first film,“Appelé”.