Feature Film (2016) – The Foundation’s second full-length feature film, The Last Inhabitant, was created in 2016, again with the collaboration of the National Cinema Center of Armenia and Lithuanian Artbox Production House. Apricot Stone of Sweden, Alpha Dogs, Inc. of United States, Mosaics Art & Cultural Foundation of United States, and State University of Lebanon of Lebanon supported the production and post-production.
Recognition – The marketing campaign for The Last Inhabitant began with presentations at several significant international film festivals including the 69th Cannes International Film Festival, Le Marché du Film. The Première took place in Armenia within the framework of the 13th Golden Apricot film festival and was also submitted for 2017 Golden Globe Awards, for consideration of Best Foreign Language Film. Additionally, the film was included in the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival in the Panorama Program. It was then screened at the 74th Venice International Film Festival within the framework of the Venice Production Bridge. And most importantly, the film was purchased and licensed by HBO and was aired in Eastern European countries. ARTsakh Arts and Cultural Foundation held the Los Angeles Premiere April 2017 at the renowned Alex Theatre in Glendale, California.
Composer Serj Tankian – The cast included A-class world famous talent from Iran, Lithuania, Greece, Russia and US. The Film Composer is prominent System of a Down rock group soloist, Serj Tankian. The band achieved commercial success with the release of five studio albums, three of which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. System of a Down has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, and their song B.Y.O.B won the Best Hard Rock Performance of 2006. The music of The Last Inhabitant was recorded live with the participation of the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra under Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Eduard Topchyan and Hover Chamber Choir, Artistic Director, Sona Hovhannisyan. Golden Globes considered Serj Tankian’s musical score for The Last Inhabitant for Best Original Score (2017). Today, the soundtrack is available on Amazon, I-Tunes, and other music platforms for streaming or purchase.
AWARDS – The Last Inhabitant won “Best Independent” film at the Chichester International Film Festival UK in 2019. The film also won “Best Feature” and “Best Actor” awards at the Scandinavian International Film Festival Finland in 2017.
1988 Prior to the dissolution of the Soviet Union – Evicted as a result of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, Abgar stays behind alone in a gradually shrinking enemy ring. He is waiting for his daughter, who has become a witness to her husband’s murder by an angry mob and was hospitalized with a trauma disorder. An Azerbaijani named Ibrahim, for finding and bringing Abgar’s daughter, suggests that Abgar works on the construction of a mosque. A few days later, Ibrahim finds the girl, named Yurga, in one of the psychiatric hospitals of Baku and brings her to Abgar.
Time 82 minutes
Language Armenian (Artsakhian dialect) and Azeri
Country Armenia and Lithuania
Alexander Khachatryan (Armenia), Homayoun Ershadi (Iran), Sandra Sandra Dauksaite-Petrulene (Lithuania), Sos Janibekyan (Armenia), Dimitra Chatoupi (Greece), Anne Bedian (USA), Armen Grayg (Russia)
Jivan Avetisyan (Director), Tsovinar Khachatryan, Masis Baghdasaryan (Scriptwriters), Masis Baghdasaryan (Producer), Gevorg Gevorgyan, Kestutis Drazdauskas (Co-Producers), Adrineh Mirzayan (Executive Producer), Elimantas Belickas (Editor), Zarina Karakhanova (Make-Up), Hovsanna Vanaturanc, Naira Muradyan (Costume Design), Curtis Fritsch (Sound), Nahapet Sargsyan, Anton Keshishyan (Production Design), Tigran Khachaturyan (Director of Photography), Serj Takian (Music), Narine Voskanyan (Assistant).
In Cooperation With
National Cinema Center (Armenia), Fish eye Art Cultural Foundation (Armenia)
ARTBOX Production House (Lithuania)
Apricot Stone Production Company (Sweden), Alpha Dogs Inc. (United States), Lebanese State University Institute of Fine Arts 2 (Lebanon), Domino Production (Armenia), Mosaics Art & Cultural Foundation (United States)