About the film: As a film student I saw many little glitches with the editing and some of the camera work. The story was interesting. Although this wasn’t my style of film, I would say that Vahé has raised some interesting issues. He’s discourse is about immigrant Armenians in relations to their host country. Although we’ve read and discussed this issue more than once within our community Vahé has been able to transfer the discourse to a global forum.
Yesterday Montreal Armenians sat side by side with Montreal Indians, Asians, Haitians and everyone saw themselves as the immigrant family. The issue now became more appealing for a younger generation of Armenians because they’ll be able to better communicate their families’ experiences with these other communities.
After the film, I had the pleasure of meeting Babaian and some of the crewmembers. Hamik (Mik) Tomassian, the main actor, joined us for drinks after the show. He is a really nice guy and has lots of talent. His role was pretty difficult and he was able to convey the director’s messages pretty well.
Last Saturday, I had seen Vahé walking down Ste-Catherine Street with Atom Egoyan. No body guards, no groupies… after all this is Montreal! When we met then we started talking about the film and other things. He seemed like a real nice guy. You know like the big brother type.
Egoyan has put a show together at the modern Museum of Montreal that deals with collective memory. It opened Today and I’ll let you all know about it in my next log.
This weekend is Labor Day. Most Montrealers go away to Party. I will be doing the same with a bunch of friends. Tamar, a close friend has a chalet up north. About 12 of us will be spending the weekend there with food, drinks and more food …
Varanta will be 7 weeks in 2 days… wow!