In this review of the film “It Is Spring” dedicated to the Artsakh conflict, Sona Karapoghosyan writes that cinema should be a tool for critically revealing and interpreting the world, and not a bandage to hide our collective complexes and fears.
Sona Karapoghosyan is a PhD candidate at the faculty Oriental Studies, YSU. She works as a film programmer at Golden Apricot IFF and manages the industry platform of the festival, GAIFF Pro. Member of The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), she constantly contributes to several local and international film journals. In 2020, she joined the Department of Film Heritage of National Cinema Center of Armenia.
Director Nora Martirosyan’s film “Should the Wind Drop” reveals the frustrating situation surrounding the airport as a starting point to delve into the history, problems and spirit of Artsakh.
“Songs of Solomon” promises to tell the story of young Komitas but ends up disappointing as the direction drastically changes, turning into another tragic film about the Armenian Genocide and Komitas simply a faded symbol emphasizing a lost culture and history.
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