Sunday, November 5, 2017
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
STEVEN SPIELBERG Theatre, Egyptian
Feature Film Presentation

Please note, Arpa IFF organizers reserve the right to make any necessary changes in scheduling.


80 min (Armenia, 2016)

2017 ARPA IFF NOMINEE for Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Feature Film

Director: Pouria Heidary Oureh
Writers: Pouria Heidary Oureh
Producers: Ali Sadraie & Pouria Heidary Oureh
Cast: Pedram Ansari, Narbe Vartan, Samvel Sarkisyan, Hovhannes Azoyan, Araik Sargsyan, Allison Gangi, Maro Hakobyan

Aram, the Iranian Armenian youth who has immigrated to the US in childhood returns to Armenia for the first time to propose to an Armenian girlfriend Aram met and lived with in the US. Aram sees many cultural, religious, and national differences on the one day trip, but harder obstacles are ahead.

Notable screenings, awards and mentions:
40th Montreal World Film Festival – Canada
9th Sofia Menar Film Festival – Bulgaria
33RD Mons International Love Film Festival – Belgium
Winner of 20TH Roze Filmdagen International Film Festival “Audience Awrad Best MIX/Other Feature” – Netherlands
13TH Outfest Fusion LGBT Film Festival – USA
10TH L’Aquila LGBT Film Festival – Italy
17TH Dingle International Film Festival – Ireland
23RD qFlix Philadelphia Film Festival – USA
Winner of 5th Speechless Film Festival “Best of the Fest Award” – USA
44TH Athens International Film and Video Festival – USA
17TH Beverly Hills Film Festival – USA
48TH Nashville Film Festival – USA
3RD Iranian Film Festival Zurich – Switzerland