Director: Tamara Stepanyan
Countries of production: Armenia, Lebanon, Qatar
Year of production: 2012
Duration: 77 mins
Languages: Armenian, Russian, Arabic
A dialogue between two generations. A dialogue to explore the past and the present. The nostalgia of an era that is absent now yet some members of this time still exist.
The subject of the film is ‘a feeling’, the feeling of loss and disappearance. Of a time that existed and now only the almost invisible remnants exist.
Tamara Stepanyan was born in Armenia. During the breakdown of the Soviet Union in the early 90’s, she moved to Lebanon. After studying and working in Lebanon, Tamara pursued her studies at The National Film School of Denmark under the supervision of Arne Bro. “Embers” is the first feature documentary of Tamara that has won the Best Documentary Award at Busan International Film Festival in South Korea.
For 11 years now, she has been working and living in France where she has already made two feature documentaries “Those from the Shore” and “Village of Women”. Her films have won prestigious awards around the world, Best Documentary at Busan International Film Festival, Best Director at Boston, Best Film at Amiens in France, and some more. Right now she is in preparation for two new films.
Stepanyan made a number of films that were shown and primed in prestigious festivals like Locarno, Busan, La Rochelle, Boston, Leipzig, Amiens. Stepanyan teaches film at 2 high schools in Paris.