Sona Karapoghosyan

Sona Karapoghosyan

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.

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From Artsakh to Gaza, No One Will Be Free

An Armenian film, “1489” won the Main Jury and the International Federation of Film Critics prizes at the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam in 2023 amid upheaval and controversy that triggered a series of withdrawals and boycotts of the festival for its perceived silence regarding Israel’s invasion of Gaza.

5 Dreamers and a Horse

The directors of the documentary “5 Dreamers and a Horse” manage to think outside of genre limitations, and to blend the elements of magical realism and cinéma vérité to create a strange fairy tale that resembles the one in which we all live.

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Kafka in Artsakh

Garegin Papoyan’s film “Bon Voyage” manages to recreate a Kafkaesque world in the form of the Stepanakert Airport, where people follow a seemingly unreasonable system, and continue to do their work with incredible persistence, without questioning its meaning.

Waiting for Spring…

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.