March 2020, Yerevan, capital of Armenia. 230 meters underground, in the Avan salt mine, men and women walk to breathe easier. Physical activities and medical consultations set the rhythm of the timeless world of this underground clinic, where lives intersect and stories are told.

  • Director:Hovig Hagopian
  • France
  • 2020
  • 22min.
  • color
  • -
  • Armenian
  • JPN Sub.


Screening Dates, Times, and Venues

Sep.21 (Wed.) 10:00-
Evans Castle Hall

Sep.23 (Fri.) 13:00-
Evans Castle Hall

*Only if there are vacant seats, tickets are available at the door.
Guest Talk

Sep.21 (Wed.) 10:00-
Sep.23 (Fri.) 13:00-
After screening

On Demand


Hovig Hagopian

Hovig Hagopian was born in 1994 in Paris, France. After studying cinema at the Sorbonne Nouvelle, he entered in 2016 La Fémis film school where he studied cinematography. STORGETNYA is his graduation film. It had its world premiere at IDFA and has been selected in more than 60 festivals.

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A salt mine 230 meters underground in Armenia. This is not a documentary about the mine. It is not a documentary about a mine. medical activities in a sanatorium built underground. Why here? While we are left with such a question, the unique and humorous and humorous, it is a mysterious world that can only be experienced through film.



Shin Su-won

Her first feature Passerby #3 (2010) won the Best Asian-Middle Eastern Film award at the 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival. Short film Circle Line (2012) won the Canal+Prize in 65th Cannes Critic’s Week. Pluto(2013) second feature, won a special mention of Crystal bear 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. Her sixth Hommage (2021) was premiered at 34th Tokyo international film festival and is on the journey including Jeonju, Tribeca, Sydney film festival and many film festivals.


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