BOBO (The Bogeyman)

A film by NARINE MKRTCHYAN and ARSEN AZATYAN

BOBO (The Bogeyman)

Synopsis

The film is dedicated to the renowned film director Sergey Paradjanov; to the unfolding memory of a man who was refereed to as a genius, a gay, a mime, a tradesman, a saint. The film possesses no plain and logical plot line and altogether breaks away from the ordinary conception of any film genre.

It is a psychoanalysis of the nether-world essence of the great master, a search for other dimensions about which we dare not even sometimes speculate.

Bobo is also peculiar in that it uses the entire material of the master’s last unfinished film “Confession” accompanied by Paradjanov’s confession why he closed down the film, left it unfinished.

“Hell and Heaven” this is the problem that preoccupies us in the film BOBO.

Nariné Mkrtchyan, Arsen Azatyan

Bobo is lovingly shot and relentless in its solidarity with the visionary Armenian filmmaker

as he struggles to complete what would have been his swan song with a powerful, piercing cry.

The death of Paradjanov is an irrecoverable loss to the cinema, but this document at least brings us a final, vivid picture, lest we should even think of forgetting.

Don Ranvaud

FESTIVALS

1991 IFF Moscow

1991 IFF Ekaterinburg (Special Prize)

1991 IFF Nyon (Special Prize)

1992 IFF Rotterdam (Special Prize)

1992 IFF Berlin (Special Mention)

1992 IFF Taormina

1992 IFF Riga (Arsenal)

1995 IFF Edinburg

1996 IFF Cottbus

2019 IFF Rotterdam

CAST & CREW

Title

BOBO

Filmmaker

Narine Mkrtchyan, Arsen Azatyan

World Premiere

Berlin International Film Festival 1992

Country

Armenia

Year

1991

Medium

35mm

Length

67′

Language

Armenian

Producer

Narine Mkrtchyan, Arsen Azatyan

Production Company

Aysor-Plus Film Productions

Sales

Aysor-Plus Film Productions

Writer

Narine Mkrtchyan, Arsen Azatyan

Cinematography

Albert Yavuryan

Editor

Nariné Mkrtchyan, Arsen Azatyan

Cast

Sergey Parajanov, Albert Yavuryan, Nariné Mkrtchyan, Arsen Azatyan, Alena Varjapetyan, Areg Azatyan

Music

Giovanni Pergolesi, Atlantic Transit Band

Sound Design

Narine Mkrtchyan, Arsen Azatyan

Sound Operator

Armen Sahakyan

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