Edition 20: 6-14 August, 2021

Balkan Dox

Twist

Թվիստ

Armenia
2020 — 16 min / Colour

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Synopsis

Apartment, acting both as a prison and a mirror for a person, becomes the subject of an ongoing moving still life. A permanently rotating camera gives the viewer a 360 degree view of an apartment and observes the relationships that are a part of a modern family in a conservative society. Twist is a film about people, who live together for years in a lie hiding their sexual orientation and how this lie destroys everything in one instant.

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Directors' Biography

Born in Yerevan, Armenia in 1989, Ovsanna Shekoyan holds her MA in Painting from the Yerevan State Academy of Arts and has long been active in the field of contemporary art. Her first short film UNUSUAL DINNER (2015) was screened in Artist’s Film International ( Istanbul Museum of Modern Art ) and was selected for International Competition of Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival Curta Cinema. She is an alumnus of the Talents Sarajevo (2016) and Berlinale Talents (2017). Her short film TWIST had world premiere in 26th Sarajevo film festival in short film competition program.

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Director

Ovsanna Shekoyan

Producer

Ovsanna Shekoyan

Cinematography

Andranik Sahakyan

Editing

Arshak Amirbekyan

Sound

Arsen Hakobyan

Screenings & Awards

Sarajevo FF, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2020

Golden Apricot IFF, Armenia, 2020

Batumi Int'l Art-House FF, Georgia, 2020