Feature Film
Should the Wind Drop

Si le vent tombe

Q&A with Nora Martirosyan and Julie Paratian

Sunday, October 3—Sunday, October 10, 2021
Online on Eventive

Dir. Nora Martirosyan, 2020, France. 100 min. Color
With Grégoire Colin, Hayk Bakhryan, Arman Navasardyan
In French, Armenian, English, Russian with English subtitles

Official Selection, Cannes Festival 2020

French auditor Alain Delage (Grégoire Colin, in tour-de-force performance) arrives in the war-torn South Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh to study the feasibility of a new airport. He is quickly engrossed in the struggles of a proud people living on hope alone, and attempts to help them achieve their goals.

Armenian-born writer-director Nora Martirosyan’s extraordinary debut combines a precise and subtle portrayal of a complex geopolitical situation with a poetic, sensual evocation of life and human resilience.

“A fascinating story, and a contentious one” – Screen Daily

Q&A with Nora Martirosyan and Julie Paratian

Nora Martisoyan

Born and raised in Soviet Armenia, Nora Martisoyan gained exposure to cinema through her community film club, which allowed her to watch films that could not be seen otherwise in the USSR.

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    • Influenced by directors Artavazd Pelechian and Sergei Parajanov, she wanted to study cinema in Moscow, before political events forced her to instead pursue studies in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Yerevan. Should the Wind Drop is her first feature film.