Original Name: Spitak
English Name: Spitak
Year: 2018
Run Time: 98'
Language: Armenian, Russian, French
Type (Colour/ Black & White): Colour
Country: Russia / Armenia
Director: Alexander Kott
Producer: Tereza Varzhapetian, Elena Glikman
Cast: Lernik Harutyunyan, Hermine Stepanyan, Alexandra Politik, Oleg Vasilkov, Alexander Kuznetsov 
Screenplay: Marina Sochinskaya
Cinematographer: Pyotr Dukhovskoy
Editor: Nikolay Ryakhovsky, Olga Grinshpun
Sound Designer: Aleksandr Fedenyov
Music Composer: Serj Tankian
Costume Designer: Elena Ushakova
Production Designer: Oleg Ukhov
Production Company: Telesto-Film, National Cinema Development Foundation
World Sales: Amadeus Entertainment
World Sales Phone: 44 208 180 2731
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  • Moscow IFF 2018
  • Tallinn Black Nights FF 2018
  • Montreal World FF 2018
  • Accolade Global Film Competition 2018
  • Tbilisi IFF 2018

Selected Filmography:

  • Fortress of War 2010
  • Test 2014
  • Insight 2015
  • Spitak 2018

Director's Biography:

Alexandr Kott was born in Moscow in 1973. He graduated from directing faculty of VGIK in 2000 and successfully completed the master-class of Andrzej Wajda in Krakow. His short films received numerous awards worldwide. He won a main award at Kinotavr Russian film festival with his feature film Test (2014) and is a 3 times Nika and 4 times Golden Eagle awards nominee. He has been the creator, and director of exceptional TV series on Russian, and Armenian TV. His films have been hit with critics, festivals, and audience alike.


Gor is trying to fly to Armenia from Moscow to search for his family stuck at the very epicentre of the earthquake.

Once there, Gor rushes through what's left from the town in search of his small house. On his way, he meets various characters, each one of them with his or her personal tragedy and challenge. The locals strive to find their loved ones - alive or dead, where dead is almost as good as alive because it means that people can get a proper burial. Medics try to help those who survived, working day and night despite the shortage of the medicaments and performing surgeries with the materials on hand. Soldiers and volunteers risk their lives to clear the debris.

As Gor doesn't give up looking for his family, his wife and small daughter are still alive under the debris. But as long as there is love, there is hope.