The Lark Farm by Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani |Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, Paz Vega, Arsinée Khanjian | 14381636529 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
Lark Farm

The Lark Farm

Director: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani

Cast: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, Paz Vega, Arsinée Khanjian

     
 
As adapted from the roman by Antonia Arslan and co-directed by legendary Italian brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, The Lark Farm marks one of the few international features to tackle the Armenian genocide head-on. The story (with its thematic parallels, in the early scenes, to De Sica's 1970 Garden of the Finzi-Continis) concerns the Avakian

Overview

As adapted from the roman by Antonia Arslan and co-directed by legendary Italian brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, The Lark Farm marks one of the few international features to tackle the Armenian genocide head-on. The story (with its thematic parallels, in the early scenes, to De Sica's 1970 Garden of the Finzi-Continis) concerns the Avakian clan. An Armenian family living an affluent lifestyle and periodically shuttling back and forth between their two comfortable homes, the Avakians feel convinced that the rising tide of Turkish hostility on the horizon means little to them and will scarcely affect their day to day. Indeed, The Avakians ignore the warning signs, and set about preparing for a family reunion with the impending visit of two well-to-do sons - landowner Aram, who resides in Turkey, and Assadour, a physician living in Venice. Lo and behold, these illusions come crashing down when a Turkish military regiment crops up at the house, annihilates every male member of the family and forces the ladies to trek off into the Syrian desert, where they will be left to rot. Meanwhile, a handsome Turkish officer (Alessandro Preziosi) falls for Aram's daughter and makes an aggressive attempt to deliver her and her family from certain death, even as the circumstances surrounding him attest to the astounding difficulty of this goal.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/2010
UPC:
0014381636529
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
NR
Source:
Image Entertainment
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
2:00:00
Sales rank:
45,030

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paz Vega Nunik
Arsinée Khanjian Armineh Avakian
Tchéky Karyo Aram Avakian
Moritz Bleibtreu Young Officer
Mohammad Bakri Beggar
Ángela Molina Ismene
André Dussollier Col. Arkan
Alessandro Preziosi Actor
Mariano Rigillo Actor
Hristo Shopov Actor
Christo Jivkov Actor
Enrica Maria Modugno Actor
Elena Rainova Actor
Stefan Danailov Actor

Technical Credits
Paolo Taviani Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Vittorio Taviani Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Roberta Allegrini Camera Operator
Duccio Cimatti Camera Operator
Ramon Colom Co-producer
Andrea Crisanti Production Designer
Stefano D'Ammico Associate Producer
Ciro D'Ammico Associate Producer
Ciro Dammicco Associate Producer
Dani Fontrodona Sound/Sound Designer
Mimmola Girosi Art Director
Giuliano Taviani Score Composer
Beatrice Kruger Casting
Giuseppe Lanci Cinematographer
Jean-Francois Lepetit Co-producer
Roberto Perpignani Editor
Gianfranco Pierantoni Co-producer
Guido Simonetti Production Manager
Lina Nerli Taviani Costumes/Costume Designer
Grazia Volpi Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lark Farm
1. Main Titles [2:37]
2. Papa [7:43]
3. The Funeral [3:30]
4. News From Abroad [3:08]
5. The Meaning of Love [5:07]
6. A Turkey For the Turkish [3:41]
7. Secret Resolutions [6:44]
8. Feeling the Pressure [7:29]
9. Plans of Desertion [7:38]
10. Zaptieh Troops [9:30]
11. The Massacre [11:12]
12. Going to War [5:47]
13. A Hard Road [6:59]
14. At Death's Door [5:54]
15. Flesh For Flood [6:32]
16. The Walls of Aleppo [4:44]
17. The Spanish Consul [3:20]
18. Escape [12:19]
19. The Trial [2:18]
20. End Credits [3:24]

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