5 yerazoghnery yev dzin

5 Dreamers and a Horse

In Yerevan, Armenia, people dream of future plans they can actually make real, of desires that can only ever be fantasies and of ideals that may be possible but are too far off to touch. Karen is a lonely farmer who longs for a perfect bride, someone who must be just beyond the limitations of his rural village. At 64 years of age, Melania operates the hospital's outdated elevator but longs to be an astronaut. Two young women, Amasia and Sona, share their alt music and special friendship only on rooftops and basements, as neither is welcome in public. Filmmakers Vahagn Khachatryan and Aren Malakyan beautifully capture each dreamer's earnest pursuits, immersing us in the gorgeous worlds of their stories. (Myrocia Watamaniuk, HotDocs)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
5 yerazoghnery yev dzin (5 Dreamers and a Horse, 2022, doc)
European Panorama Documentary 2023
Vahagn Khachatryan, Aren Malakyan
Armenia / Germany / Switzerland / Denmark / Georgia 2022
83 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Cinematography Vahagn Khachatryan, Aren Malakyan, Andranik Sahakyan
Editing Federico Delpero Bejar
Sound/Sounddesign Jonathan Darch
Music Avet Terteryan, Rafael Tunyan
Producer(s) Vahagn Khachatryan, Eva Blondiau
Olik Production, Color of May
World Sales
Color of May
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Visions du Réel 2022