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The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia

OT: The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia

Inna Sahakyan, Arman Yeritsyan // Armenia, 2009
Documentary Feature // FF2010



Zhora, 78-years-old, and Knyaz, 77-years-old, were once the most celebrated tightrope dancers in Armenia. Today they are the only masters who can keep this art alive against the currents of contemporary society. Envious rivals throughout their lives, they now share the same hope – that the only remaining tightrope-student will continue their art. Hovsep, a 17-year-old orphan adopted by Zhora, has to decide whether to become the last tightrope dancer in a society that has abandoned both him and the art of tightrope dancing.



The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia

Documentary Feature


Agenda 10//FF2010



72 min


Inna Sahakyan, Arman Yeritsyan

Inna Sahakyan, Arman Yeritsyan

Vardan Hovhannisyan

Mkrtich Baroyan

Tigran Baghinyan Commissioning

Davit Amalyan

Vera Bonnier, Sari Volanen

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