Mayrig movie poster
|Directed by||Henri Verneuil|
|Produced by||Tarak Ben Ammar|
|Written by||Henri Verneuil|
|Music by||Jean-Claude Petit|
|Edited by||Henri Lanoë|
Mayrig (Mother) is a 1991 semi-autobiographical film written and directed by French-Armenian filmmaker Henri Verneuil. The film's principal cast includes Claudia Cardinale and Omar Sharif. It is about the struggles of an Armenian family that emigrates to France from Turkey after the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
Following the film's success, Verneuil edited the movie into a television series. He followed that up with 588 rue paradis, a sequel to the original movie.
- Claudia Cardinale : Araxi (Mayrig)
- Omar Sharif : Hagop
- Nathalie Roussel : Gayane
- Isabelle Sadoyan : Anna
- Jacky Nercessian : Apkar
- Richard Berry : Araxi's voice
- Serge Avedikian : Vaksen Papasian
- Michèle Bardollet : Madeleine
- Christian Barbier : Father Pignon
- Denis Podalydès : Tehlirian
- Patrick Timsit
- Ticky Holgado
Awards and nominations
- Mayrig received a César Award nomination for Jean-Claude Petit's original score.
- Mayrig also won an Academy Award by the National Academy of Cinema, France, in 1991.
- "Mayrig (1991)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
- Biography of director Henri Verneuil (in French)
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