Village Des Femmes (Village of Women)

Village Des Femmes (Village of Women)

Armenia/ France

2019

83 min

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Armenia/ France

2019

83 min

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A village where women, children, and elderly people reside. The men are away for nine months, working in Russia. Summer has a slow, friendly atmosphere: women do the hay, cut the  grass, and can fruit and put away stores for the winter. The sun arouses a laziness, a sensual relaxation. Autumn, with its shades of red, is the season of birth and of the potato harvest. Women and men find intimacy in the coldness of winter, and so women give birth in October and November. Fathers meet their children in December. Preparations start to welcome the men, but a form of suspense and a long, tiring wait set in: whose husband will come first? The men arrive with the snow. The women are shy, they need time to be in the presence of men. But the children are happy to be close to their fathers. Spring arrives, tense. Men depart for the land of the tsars. The women, weak and sad, need to find strength to take care of the children.

A village where women, children, and elderly people reside. The men are away for nine months, working in Russia. Summer has a slow, friendly atmosphere: women do the hay, cut the  grass, and can fruit and put away stores for the winter. The sun arouses a laziness, a sensual relaxation. Autumn, with its shades of red, is the season of birth and of the potato harvest. Women and men find intimacy in the coldness of winter, and so women give birth in October and November. Fathers meet their children in December. Preparations start to welcome the men, but a form of suspense and a long, tiring wait set in: whose husband will come first? The men arrive with the snow. The women are shy, they need time to be in the presence of men. But the children are happy to be close to their fathers. Spring arrives, tense. Men depart for the land of the tsars. The women, weak and sad, need to find strength to take care of the children.

Original Language

Armenian

Direction

Tamara Stepanyan

Camera

Tamara Stepanyan/ Robin Fresson

Editing

Olivier Ferrari/ William Wojda

Sound

Samvel Saryan

Script

Tamara Stepanyan

Producer

Stephane Jourdain

Filmmaker

Filmmaker

Tamara Stepanyan was born on October 19th, 1982 in Yerevan, Armenia. During the breakdown of the Soviet Union in the early 90s, she moved to Lebanon. After studying and working in Lebanon, she studied at The National Film School of Denmark. For the last seven years, she has been working and living in France, finishing two feature documentary films, and preapring for her next fiction feature. Stepanyan’s films have been shown at festivals like Locarno, Busan IFF, Amiens IFF, Talinn Black Nights Film Festival, and La Rochelle. She has also participated in film workshops globally. Her latest film, Those from the Shore, won the Grand Prix of Amiens IFF (France), Best Documentary at the Golden Apricot IFF, and Best Directing at the Boston Global Cinema FF (both USA). She regularly teaches “education a l’image” at various schools.

Tamara Stepanyan was born on October 19th, 1982 in Yerevan, Armenia. During the breakdown of the Soviet Union in the early 90s, she moved to Lebanon. After studying and working in Lebanon, she studied at The National Film School of Denmark. For the last seven years, she has been working and living in France, finishing two feature documentary films, and preapring for her next fiction feature. Stepanyan’s films have been shown at festivals like Locarno, Busan IFF, Amiens IFF, Talinn Black Nights Film Festival, and La Rochelle. She has also participated in film workshops globally. Her latest film, Those from the Shore, won the Grand Prix of Amiens IFF (France), Best Documentary at the Golden Apricot IFF, and Best Directing at the Boston Global Cinema FF (both USA). She regularly teaches “education a l’image” at various schools.

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