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Nahabed

A poignant drama that delves into a young man’s personal sacrifice.
4/5

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Serouj Hovsepian’s short drama film delves into the profound themes of survival and preserving cultural identity within the backdrop of a recent genocide. Anchored by Arman Kupelyan’s gripping performance as Haïg (Nahabed), the film seamlessly weaves together a compelling narrative that explores the weight of personal sacrifice in order to honor history, traditions, and religious beliefs.

At its core, the film tells the story of an individual who bravely shoulders the responsibility of ensuring the continuity of the endangered Armenian race. Haïg’s struggle to balance his personal desires with the immense burden placed upon him creates a deeply moving tale that resonates with viewers on multiple levels.

William Engström’s mesmerizing black and white 16mm cinematography elevates the cinematic experience to breathtaking heights. By employing this visual style, the film intimately captures the essence of the story, immersing the audience in the historical context and adding a layer of timeless beauty to the narrative. The technical aspects, including sound and editing, complement the cinematography flawlessly, creating a cohesive and captivating audio-visual experience.

Moreover, Kupelyan’s performance is nothing short of mesmerizing. With subtle nuance and emotional depth, he brings Haïg’s inner turmoil and unwavering determination to life, captivating the audience’s attention and evoking a powerful connection to his character’s struggle.

The inclusion of the Armenian language, with English subtitles, adds authenticity to the film and immerses viewers in the rich cultural heritage being explored. It serves as a reminder of the importance of language in preserving one’s history and identity.

In conclusion, Serouj Hovsepian’s short drama film is a poignant and evocative tribute to the endurance of the human spirit, the preservation of cultural heritage, and the sacrifices made in the face of adversity. With outstanding performances, breathtaking cinematography, and a resonant exploration of history, ‘Nahabed’ leaves a profound impact, reminding us of the power of storytelling to honor the past and shape the future.

Brief Synopsis

In the aftermath of a recent genocide, Haïg, a young survivor is chosen to father a new generation of his people and ensure the survival of his endangered Armenian race, while sacrificing his personal freedom.
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Director(s): Serouj Hovsepian
Writer(s): Serouj Hovsepian
Cast: Alexej Kravchenko, Arman Kupelyan, Elvira Nikitina, Scott Sophos
Producer(s): Bruce Bybee
Director of Photography: William Engström
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Runtime: 11 min

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Nahabed

A poignant drama that delves into a young man’s personal sacrifice.
4/5

Review

Serouj Hovsepian’s short drama film delves into the profound themes of survival and preserving cultural identity within the backdrop of a recent genocide. Anchored by Arman Kupelyan’s gripping performance as Haïg (Nahabed), the film seamlessly weaves together a compelling narrative that explores the weight of personal sacrifice in order to honor history, traditions, and religious beliefs.

At its core, the film tells the story of an individual who bravely shoulders the responsibility of ensuring the continuity of the endangered Armenian race. Haïg’s struggle to balance his personal desires with the immense burden placed upon him creates a deeply moving tale that resonates with viewers on multiple levels.

William Engström’s mesmerizing black and white 16mm cinematography elevates the cinematic experience to breathtaking heights. By employing this visual style, the film intimately captures the essence of the story, immersing the audience in the historical context and adding a layer of timeless beauty to the narrative. The technical aspects, including sound and editing, complement the cinematography flawlessly, creating a cohesive and captivating audio-visual experience.

Moreover, Kupelyan’s performance is nothing short of mesmerizing. With subtle nuance and emotional depth, he brings Haïg’s inner turmoil and unwavering determination to life, captivating the audience’s attention and evoking a powerful connection to his character’s struggle.

The inclusion of the Armenian language, with English subtitles, adds authenticity to the film and immerses viewers in the rich cultural heritage being explored. It serves as a reminder of the importance of language in preserving one’s history and identity.

In conclusion, Serouj Hovsepian’s short drama film is a poignant and evocative tribute to the endurance of the human spirit, the preservation of cultural heritage, and the sacrifices made in the face of adversity. With outstanding performances, breathtaking cinematography, and a resonant exploration of history, ‘Nahabed’ leaves a profound impact, reminding us of the power of storytelling to honor the past and shape the future.

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No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

In the aftermath of a recent genocide, Haïg, a young survivor is chosen to father a new generation of his people and ensure the survival of his endangered Armenian race, while sacrificing his personal freedom.
Nahabed Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Serouj Hovsepian
Writer(s): Serouj Hovsepian
Cast: Alexej Kravchenko, Arman Kupelyan, Elvira Nikitina, Scott Sophos
Producer(s): Bruce Bybee
Director of Photography: William Engström
Animation:

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Language: ,
Year:
Runtime: 11 min
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