I Left My Shoes in Istanbul
Lebanon/Turkey, 2012, Colour, 64 min
The film closely follows Sako Arian, A Lebanese Armenian modernist poet who embarks onto a journey that has been delayed for a century; the return to his ancestral city of Istanbul, where his cultural and literally roots are found. Sako tours the old streets of Istanbul once populated by Armenians, the ancient cemeteries and the poets buried in them, the old churches and more than a century old high school. He meets the young and the old, the famed and the humble, Armenians and Turks, listens to their stories, their opinions, he laughs and shares food with them.
- Directors Bio
- Festival and Awards
Nigol Bezjian (born 1955, Aleppo, Syria), Grew up in Beirut, Lebanon, before moving to the USA where he attended New York School of Visual Arts (BFA in Cinema) and then UCLA. Nigol Bezjian lived and worked in many countries. He has made numerous films and won awards from prestigious international FFs. He is a senior TV producer in the Middle East.
Golden Apricot - Yerevan IFF 2012. !F, Istanbul FF 2013. Pomegranate FF, Toronto 2012.
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