I Love the Sound of the Kalachnikov It Reminds Me of Tchaikovsky

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I Love the Sound of the Kalachnikov It Reminds Me of Tchaikovsky is a 2001 English documentary directed by Philippe Vartan Khazarian.
A short visit to a war zone in Nagorno-Karabakh evokes memories of both the terrible fate of the city of Agdam and director Khazarian's own personal tragedy years earlier in France.[1]

Plot[edit]

An autobiographical documentary film that goes beyond the barriers of the genre and is something between videoart, experimental film and home video and seeks to throw light on the consequences of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, which forced the director´s family to emigrate to France. In the spirit of Bertolt Brecht´s theory of art and distanciation, Khazarian frees himself from reality, combining in the film amateur films about his own family and contemporary footage from the battlefield in Nagorno-Karabakh. His film is not a recapitulation of historical fact, but rather a visual meditation on the fetishist aesthetics of war, diverse sexual orientations and the consequences of emigration. The film deals with topics such as war, destruction and sexuality, which, in the director´s view are indissolubly linked.

Nominations[edit]

I Love the Sound of the Kalashnikov, It Reminds Me of Tchaikovsky was selected in the Rotterdam Film Festival 2001.[2][3] and was soon nominated in 19 international film festivals, receiving 4 international awards, 12 international selections and 6 international competitions including :

References[edit]

  1. ^ New York Times about I Love the Sound of the Kalachnikov, it Reminds me of Tchaikovsky
  2. ^ Rotterdam Film Festival
  3. ^ I Love the Sound of the Kalashnikov, It Reminds Me of Tchaikovsky – Rotterdam Film Festival
  4. ^ NYC Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival
  5. ^ Official Line-up - NYC Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival 2002
  6. ^ “Sweet16, Queer experimental film/video festival, MIX, unveils line-up” – NYC Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival 2002
  7. ^ I Love the Sound of the Kalashnikov, It Reminds Me of Tchaikovsky - Film Lounge 2002
  8. ^ Toronto Image Film Festival
  9. ^ Toronto Image Film Festival 17, Film Catalogue 2003 p35 – Images Festivals
  10. ^ “Rep & Independent Cinéma Listing” Official Line-up, Toronto Image Film Festival 2001 – Now Toronto
  11. ^ East/West International Film Festival
  12. ^ Sunnyside of the doc
  13. ^ San Francisco Armenian Film Festival
  14. ^ Official Line-up 2006 - Armenian Film Festival
  15. ^ “Armenian Film Festival Shines in San Francisco” – The Afarhadian
  16. ^ Lisboa International Documentary Film Festival
  17. ^ Febio Fest Prague International Film Festival
  18. ^ Guests, Foto gallery – Febio Fest International Film Festival
  19. ^ Dei Popoli Film Festival
  20. ^ Edinburgh Film Festival
  21. ^ Haifa International Film Festival
  22. ^ Beirut International Film Festival
  23. ^ Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema
  24. ^ London Lesbian&Gay Film Festival
  25. ^ London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  26. ^ I Love the Sound of the Kalachnikov It Reminds Me of Tchaikovsky – British Film Institut Catalogue