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
Directed by Philippe Vartan Khazarian
Release date
  • 23 January 2001 (2001-01-23)
Running time
75 minutes
Country United Kingdom

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 :

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