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2014, Strand Releasing, 138 min, Dir: Fatih Akin

This powerful drama centers on Nazaret Manoogian (Tahar Rahim), a blacksmith who crosses continents in search of his two daughters after his family is shattered by the 1915 Armenian Genocide. Playing a character who survives a throat slashing, Rahim’s performance is largely wordless but deeply moving. “A genuine, hand-made epic, of the type that people just don’t make anymore … that has great intensity, beauty and sweeping grandeur.” - Martin Scorsese.

2015, Bloodvine Media, 82 min, USA, Dir: Garin Hovannisian, Alec Mouhibian

To mark the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide, a director (CASINO ROYALE’s Simon Abkarian) stages a play at the Los Angeles Theatre to honor the victims of that horrifying crime, which was forgotten and denied for a century. But as protesters surround his theater, and a series of mysterious incidents spread panic among his actors, we realize that Simon’s mission is more controversial than we think - and the ghosts of the past are everywhere. With Angela Sarafyan, Sam Page, Nikolai Kinski and Jim Piddock. Featuring an original score by Serj Tankian.

2014, Music Box Films, 115 min, Israel, Dir: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz

“Gett” is Hebrew for a divorce decree - something that’s very tough to get in Israel, where rabbinical courts hold jurisdiction and mutual consent is required. This riveting drama follows the five-year struggle of Viviane Amsalem (Ronit Elkabetz) to break from her loveless marriage to husband Elisha (Simon Abkarian); its powerful examination of the roles of men and women in a religious society where they are not always equal recalls Asghar Farhadi’s A SEPARATION. In Hebrew, French and Arabic with English subtitles.

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