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Bill Cleere
Dick Morris
Fujioka Asako
Rodriges Andres
Cine-World Film Festival2001
Rouben Kochar
Giuliana La Volpe
Russell Hoogasian
Don Askarian 24.01.2002
Kelly Clement 06.02.2002
Kelly Clement 12.02.2002
Neery Melkonian 11.07.2002
Don Askarian 18.07.2002
Don Abcarian 21.07.2002

22 Dec. 1998

Any one know of films by writer-director Don Askarian? He has created some extremely surreal and hauntingly beautiful Images yet I can't seem to find him in the film reference guides. To give you some idea of his artistry here is a description of a short sequence in one of his films titled Komitas. "In one sequence, Askarian's camera enters a monastery and focuses on religious icons painted on a cracked plaster wall. A minute or two after rain begins falling outside, streams of water begin to flow down the wall - which literally crumbles and dissolves before the camera's unblinking gaze. Hidden in a compartment behind the wall is a ancient-looking scroll and a long-necked pitcher filled with a bright blue liquid. In another sequence, the camera explores a dark room strewn with broken musical instruments and related paraphernalia. Komitas cowers in the darkest corner while a swarm of bees buzz around the room."

Thanks in advance,

Don wheeler-mings.

Bill Cleere