Артавазд ПЕЛЕШЯН
USSR, 1975, 30mn 
Black and white, documentary
The Seasons
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Времена года


 Les Saisons

 Vremena goda

Other titles : Tarva yeghanaknere
Directed by : Artavazd PELESHIAN (Артавазд ПЕЛЕШЯН)
Writing credits : Artavazd PELESHIAN (Артавазд ПЕЛЕШЯН)
Cinematography : Mikhail VARTANOV (Михаил ВАРТАНОВ)
Language arménien

Plot synopsis
This film (1975) is the most complete and realised incarnation of Pelešjan’s creative method. The film tells the story of the life of an Armenian village lost in the mountains. The cyclical structure of the film and typically Pelešjan repetition of the material in various registers turns the passing of daily news of the peasant community into a poetic metaphor. The point of view of the material is defined by the speed of the movement and articulates the pulsing transformation of the reality of day to day life into a poetic reality.
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Commentaries and bibliography
ARTAVAZD PÉLÉCHIAN Une symphonie du monde, Claire Déniel et Marguerite Vappereau (dir.), YELLOW NOW, 2016

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Intégrale Sergueï Loznitsa au Centre Pompidou et carte blanche au réalisateur, Paris (France), 2020
- L'Etrange Festival, Paris (France), 2019
- Festival Phare de courts métrages, Arles (France), 2018
- L'Etrange Festival, Paris (France), 2014
- Vesoul International Asiatic Film Festival, Vesoul (France), 2013
- Month of the documentary in France, Different cities (France), 2012
- Aye Aye Film Festival Nancy-Lorraine, Nancy (France), 2012
- Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival : IDFA, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 2012
- Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival, Estoril (Portugal), 2012
- Month of the documentary in France, Different cities (France), 2011
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 2011
- Une semaine de cinéma caucasien à l'Action Christine, Paris (France), 2010
- Sarlat Film Festival, Sarlat (France), 2009
- Douarnenez Film Festival, Douarnenez (France), 2009
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 1990

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