Production/Post-production

BLACK GARDEN BLUE SKIES

Original title: Jardin noir, ciel bleu
Genre: Drama
Shooting format:  4K
Duration: 100 min
Filming Locations:  Artsakh Republic
Writer: Nora Martirosyan in contribution with Emmanuelle Pagano
Director: Nora Martirosyan
DOP:   Simon Roca
Cast:   Gregoire Colin, Hayk Bakhryan, Arman Navasardyan, David Hakobyan, Vartan Petrosyan, Narine Grigoryan
Language: Armenian, French
Production Company: SISTER PRODUCTIONS Co-production: anEva production, KWASSA FILMS
With the support of: CNC (France), National Cinema Center of Armenia (Armenia), Eurimages

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Alain, a French airport auditor, arrives at the brand-new airport of Artsakh Republic. This tiny self-proclaimed Republic with uncertain borders, surrounded by the territory of its hostile neighbour, is now getting back on its feet after a war of independence. Alain is assigned to study if the new installations of the airport conforms the international standards from the perspective of its imminent reopening. Through interviews with the airport’s employees and other encounters, Alain begins to discover a country that exists only on certain maps but that is well and truly there in reality, with its population, its government, its institutions and its crops. He starts to care for the people he has become attached to: Korune, the director of the airport, who left behind his life in France when the war broke out, and who is leading his mission with a determination that verges on folly; Seirane, his young and clear-sighted driver; Karinée, a war widow and journalist convinced of the necessity of reopening the airport, and especially, Edgar, a boy of about ten years that he frequently sees in the airport carrying two large bottles of water…