EXCLUSIVE: Cloudburst Entertainment has acquired rights to Songs of Solomon, Armenia’s official entry for this 12 months’s International Feature Film Oscar race. The drama, directed by Arman Nshanian, who additionally produced the pic with Oscar-winning Green Book producer and co-writer Nick Vallelonga and Asko Akopyan, will get a 2021 launch date.
Nshanian’s characteristic directorial debut, written by Audrey Gevorkian primarily based on a real story, facilities on a courageous Turkish lady who, at a time of dire prejudice throughout the Hamidian massacres, dangers her personal life and the lifetime of her household to avoid wasting her greatest pal who’s hunted down for her non secular beliefs. The pic spans 1881-1915 in Constantinople and culminates within the final live performance given by Archbishop Solomon, the composer also called Komitas. Samvel Tadevossian, Arevik Gevorgyan, Tatev Hovakimyan, Sos Janibekyan, Nshanian, Artashes Aleksanyan and Jean-Pier Nshanian star.
“Songs of Solomon explores a tough time in Armenian historical past however in the end is a gorgeous reminder that the ability of friendship interprets past cultural boundaries,” Cloudburst CEO Steve Fedyski mentioned. “We are thrilled to convey this impactful story to screens in every single place.”
Added Vallelonga: “Asko Akopyan and I are honored to accomplice with Cloudburst on the distribution of Arman’s beautiful and vital movie. Like Green Book, the movie explores the ability of music in a tradition, in addition to selling the hope that we should all work collectively to beat, respect and settle for our variations with love and peace.”
Karo Kavoukjian, Steve Fedyski, Ken Rather, Jeff Wallner and David Polemeni are govt producers.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences publicizes its shortlist within the International Feature class on February 9.