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International Feature Competition

5 Dreamers and a Horse Vahagn Khachatryan, Aren Malakyan

Dreamlike landscapes accompany this lyrical tale of four protagonists whose contrasting aspirations represent different generations and realities in Armenia. Imposing symbols like Mount Ararat and Soviet-era buildings and interiors indirectly nourish the narrative, almost suggesting that this small South Caucasus nation eager for liberalism and progress is slow to leave its past. An impressive series of images marking the end of the film intricately weave the individuals’ dreams with that of the collective. Since dreams can also lead to disillusionment, are these final moments a herald of future detriment or hopeful change?
— Editorial Team

competition : International Feature Competition

5 Dreamers and a Horse

  • Country : Armenia, Germany, Switzerland
  • Year : 2022
  • V.O : Armenian
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 82 MIN
  • Cinematography : Aren Malakyan
  • Cinematography : Vahagn Khachatryan
  • Cinematography : Andranik Sahakyan
  • Editing : Federico Delpero Bejar
  • Production : Vahagn Khachatryan
  • Production : Eva Blondiau
  • Music : Avet Terteryan
  • Sound Design : Jonathan Darch
Filmography of Vahagn Khachatryan :

Lao Hang (2012)
First Step (2013)
Phone Booth (2014)
Lost dream (2016)
The Moon The Sun And The Musketeers (2017)

Filmography of Aren Malakyan :

Love Confession in Japanese Style (2013)
Grandma and Grandpa (2013)
Girl On The Moon (2014)
Snow (2016)
Voldemar (2021)

The film’s journey :

Visions du Réel | World Premiere, Nominated for Doc Alliance award

Golden Apricot International Film Festival | Official selection

FidMarseille | Doc-alliance

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