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Armenian aarthquake

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    10:22 10.06.2014

    Well-known Russian Armenian filmmaker Ruben Dishdishyan, founder of
    the largest Russian film company, Central Partnership, is preparing
    to shoot a big-budget action-drama, The Story of One Earthquake,
    about the tragic events that took place in Armenia in 1988, the Film
    Journal International reports.

    "We plan to begin shooting in the spring of 2015 in Armenia, where
    we received support from the government, the Ministry of Culture,
    Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Emergency Situations and First public
    television," Dishdishyan said.

    "The cast of the film will be a multinational: Casting will take place
    in France and other European countries, the former Soviet Union,
    including Georgia and Ukraine. We are currently negotiating with
    Vladimir Mashkov [ Behind Enemy Lines, Mission: Impossible--Ghost
    Protocol], who could play a lead role."

    It is expected that the film's budget will be US$5 million. The
    production will have the support of the foundation started by the
    French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour, "Aznavour for Armenia."

    Interestingly, this is actually the first disaster movie in the history
    of Russian cinema. Previously, filmmakers didn't tackle them due to
    the lack of technology and lack of money, and the complete absence
    of any experience in this area.

    Hayastan or Bust.

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      LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)—A dramatized recreation of one of the Soviet Union’s most devastating natural disasters — the Spitak earthquake in northern Armenia in December 1988 — has been chosen as Armenia’s submission for best foreign-language film Oscar consideration.
      The $3 million disaster movie Earthquake (Zemletryasenie) was directed by Sarik Andreasyan and produced by Moscow-based Mars Media, headed by Ruben Dishdishyan, who founded Russia’s top independent production company Central Partnership in 1995 before stepping down five years ago.
      Earthquake tells the story of the massive quake that destroyed more than 300 communities and killed 25,000 people. Focused around the story of two young men, Andrey Berezhnov and Robert Melkonyan, whose fates were already intertwined by an earlier tragedy — a car crash caused by Andrey that killed Robert’s parents — the film brings them together in the same rescue squad as they struggle to cope with a disaster that eclipses their own personal stories.
      Shot in Armenia and in Moscow on specially built sets — to spare the people of Gyumri (formerly Leninakan) the distress of recreating earthquake damage in a city where memories after nearly 30 years remain raw — the film, long tipped as this year’s Oscar entry from Armenia, beat two other shortlisted films in a secret ballot of the National Film Academy of Armenia.
      In comments posted on his Facebook page, Dishdishyan wrote: “This is amazing news! Thank you very much to the [National Film Academy members] for their trust! We will try to justify it. We’ve still got a long way to go, but it’s a start. Thank you to all the filmmakers and participants in the movie and especially the director, Sarik Andreasyan.”
      Hayastan or Bust.