SINGING IN EXILE

CHOEURS EN EXIL

77’, 63’ and 52’, directed by Nathalie Rossetti and Turi Finocchiaro.
Coproduced by Les Productions du Lagon (France), Borak Films (Belgium) and TouchFilms (Poland).
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upported by the PACA region, the PROCIREP and the ANGOA.
Associated producers:
Anadolu Kültür, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Andon Akayyan, Louise and Béatrice Mast, André Gumuchdjian, Ulule crowdfunding campaign.
Coproducers:
Odra-Film, The Grotowski Institute, CBA-Centre de l’Audiovisuel (Brussels).
Cofinanced by the Polish Film Institute, the Lower Silesian Film Fund from the funds of City of Wrocław and Lower Silesia Region.
Project selected for the EURODOC program and Dragon Forum (Cracow).
Broadcasts: RTS, TVP Kultura, iTVN.

Selected by Visions du réel, section Wide Angle (Switzerlands), Cinemed festival (France), ‘Planète Honnête’ International Festival (Public Prize), Signes de Nuit International Festival (France), PRIMED (France), Documentary Festival of Saint-Martin de Valamas (France), Moscow International Film Festival (Russia), Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival (Armenia), Faito Doc Festival (Italy), Krakow Film Festival (Poland), Ficfa – International Festival of Francophone Film & Video in Acadie of Moncton (Canada), NURT Festival (Poland), KARAMA Human Right Film Festival (Jordan), East Silver Market – Caravan of Jihlava (Czech Republic), Tripoli Film Festival (Lebanon), Addis Abeba Festival (Ethiopia), Festival Musiq’3 of Brussels (Belgium), BAFF – Beirut Art Film Festival (Lebannon), CineFest Los Angeles (online), Scope Festival (online) and Swedish International Film Festival (online).

In order to pass on an ancestral heritage, Aram and Virginia, an Armenian couple from the diaspora, take a troupe of young European actors of the Wroclaw Grotowski Institute on an initiatory journey to the places in Anatolia where this art once flourished.
Along the way, their questioning revives the wealth of an eradicated culture, and singing and theater become the languages of creation and sharing, a breath of life.