JOAN_THEVOICES by lanyuehua



Director Mikayel Vatinyan
Written by Mikayel Vatinyan & Armine Anda
Produced by Armine Anda
DoP Tammam Hamza
Prod. Designer Ivana Krcadinac
Composer Arthur Manukyan
Edited by Tammam Hamza & Arthur Petrossyan
Sound Paruir Baghyan
Principle Cast Armine Anda & Mikayel Vatinyan
Produced by Hoshkee Film
Supported by National Cinema Center of Armenia, Golden Apricot Fund for Cinema
Development, Goteborg International Film Festival Fund

World Premiere: Oct 2011, Busan IFF
European Premiere: Febr. 2012, Goteborg IFF
North American Premiere: May 2012, Seattle IFF
Awards&Nominations: Official Selection, Busan IFF 2011; GIFFF&PPP Project Award 2007


Joan takes a journey after the war to find a person from her dream...

Post war Armenia. Joan starts a journey traveling all over the country. Through the authentic
nature, the people she meets on her way, the voices and sounds she listens to, Joan finds
herself longing to perceive the world anew after the war. While she is looking for the person
whose voice had called her to him...

Bio/Filmogrpahy, Director:

Mikayel Vatinyan studied directing and acting at the University of Theatre and Cinematography
in Yerevan. He has worked in many experimental theatres having the lead parts there. In 2000
he co-founded the theatre “IO” directing the trilogy entitled “IO”, “IOzart”, and “Suitcase” upon his
own dramaturgy. These performances participated in many international theatre festivals and
received various prizes. Mikayel Vatinyan worked as an actor/director of a silent film show called
“NoFilm” on TV. He had parts and also leading parts in feature films. His animated short film
BOJO received awards in and outside Armenia. JOAN AND THE VOICES, his first feature film
had its World Premiere in World Cinema Official Selection of Busan International Film Festival,
and its European premiere at Goteborg International Film Festival.

2011, JOAN AND THE VOICES, Feature, Screenplay/Director, Hoshkee Film
2007, BOJO, animated film, short, Screenplay/Director/Producer; Hoshkee Film / NCCA

2007, ARARAT, 14 VIEWS, feature, Lead Actor, Dir. Don Askaryan, DonFilm
2004, BLACK&WHITE RAINBOW, feature, Supporting Actor, Dir.: Khachik Chalikyan, Hayfilm/H1
2002, FAREWELL, short, Lead Actor, Dir. Maria Saakyan, VGIK, Russia
1996, KOMITAS, Support. Actor, feature, Dir. Kh. Chalikyan, H1TV

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