Saturday, 26 August 2006

Return of the Poet - Edinburgh International Film Festival

Return of the Poet is a beautiful Armenian documentary that takes us on a mesmerising road journey through the stunning landscapes and fascinating culture of Armenia. The soundtrack is stunning too. There is no dialogue though! The film is a homage to the great Armenian poet, Ashugh Jivani, and follows the making of a statue of Jivani and then the statue's travels through the country. However, as a non-Armenian interested in finding out about world literature, I was disappointed not to learn anything about Jivani and his work.
More mini-film reviews from the Edinburgh International Film Festival on my Alter Ego blog here and here.


Catherine said...

Just as well there's no dialogue since most of us don't understand Armenian! (Well, there's subtitles, of course).
I sometimes think it would be great to live in Edinburgh for a year or two. Though I'd miss home.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Yeah, I generally don't go to see films in languages I don't understand unless there's subtitles.... Thankfully the art house cinemas in Edinburgh are generally good at doing that.....