Ararat

13/10/2003
  |  Book Tickets: 20/04/2012
  |  Buy to Own: 13/10/2003
  |  110 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC

Synopsis

Haunting drama about history, identity, and the validity of narative, directed by Canadian film-maker Atom Egoyan. While a respected Canadian director begins production on a film about the Armenian genocide of 1915, he dispatches his young assistant Raffi (David Alpay) to Armenia to shoot some background footage. Raffi and his mother are employed as consultants on the film, and it is gradually revealed that Raffi's half-sister is convinced their mother is responsible for the death of her father after an assassination attempt in Turkey. Although Raffi tries to remain distant from this conflict, and in many ways tries to deny these aspects of his Armenian heritage, an encounter with a customs official when he tries to re-enter Canada forces him to confront his - and his country's - personal demons.

Contains infrequent strong violence & language, and one sex scene
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