Should the Wind Drop | Si le vent tombe

France, Armenia, Belgium 2020 – Director: Nora Martirosyan – Screenplay: Nora Martirosyan & Emmanuelle Pagano – Cinematography: Simon Roca – Music: Pierre-Yves Cruaud – Mit Grégoire Colin, Hayk Bakhryan, Arman Navasardyan, David Hakobyan and more – OmeU – 100 minutes

Director Nora Martirosyan takes us on a journey of discovery through Nagorno-Karabakh, its timeless landscapes and its inhabitants who fight daily for the recognition of their state.

French auditor Alain has arrived to assess the airport of the small self-proclaimed republic in the Caucasus and give the green light for its reopening. With the help of Edgar, a local boy who runs a makeshift business at the airport, Alain risks everything to help this isolated territory open up.

Through the Western perspective of her main character, perfectly embodied by the always stoic Grégoire Colin, Nora Martirosyan lets us discover this territory that has its own capital, president and constitution, although it is not recognized on a legal and geopolitical level.

Nora Martirosyan

Born in Armenia, she now lives in Montpellier. After studying at the art academy in her home country, she completed her training at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam and Le Fresnoy. Since 2015, she has been teaching film and video at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bordeaux, while also working on new films.



2020 Should the Wind Drop
2010 Les complices