11th Golden Apricot International Film Festival Yerevan

13.07.2014 to 20.07.2014

Jury president Théo Peportè (left) with prize winner Lusine Sargsyan at the award ceremony

The Ecumenical Jury awarded two films, both from Caucasian countries. The Ecumenical Prize went to THE ABODE by Lusine Sargsyan from Armenia, and a Commendation to BLIND DATES by Levan Koguashvili from Georgia, which also won the Silver Apricot by the International Jury. 

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Awards of the Ecumenical jury

The Abode
Directed by:
In five episodes the film uses different genres to portray social life in a block of flats in Yerevan during the war period 1990 to 1994. It describes the social consequences of war but without losing hope.
The jury considers the film to be an appeal for peace in Armenia and all over the world.
Blind Dates
Directed by:
Sandro is a 40-year-old Tbilisi teacher. His family and friends want him to get married in order finally to “grow up”. By living his own life and his own love story, Sandro changes the world around him. The story is told in expressive images of today’s Georgia. All characters are given respect and dignity.
The jury considers the film to be a call for following one’s own way but with respect to others.