The Abode
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Every new day brings a new story that starts behind the doors of the Abode. Lost and found has a value in this abode. Up and down the stairs are going human destinies that started in the 90s and consequences of which last till now fundamentally changing people's psychology, lifestyle and even character. Five stories about warmth, loss, betrayal, struggle and faith. (Festival information)

The story of the film is told in a way that is well known from art history: In the centre stands an abode with different inhabitants. They live under the same roof, divided by walls. Actually, five diffent stories are told by the director. She uses different genres, even comedy, to show the wall-divided differences. 

In short, it is a film about survival. The period of time is the Armenian-Azerbadjanian war in the mid 1990’s. The situation is cruel and hard for the citizens of Yerevan. The need for food and electricity is dominating the international news from the city. Inside an abode in the centre of the city daily life goes on in spite of desparation. Sargsyan is preaching a down-to-earth sermon about the cruelty of wars, and the strength of humour, love, and community. No more war in the region, or elsewhere,  is the pledge brought forth by the film. War is a powerful destructive force. However, as Lusine Sargsyan says: The power of daily life and human relationships are even stronger. (Mikael Mogren, member of the jury)