Friday, July 17, 2020
Opens exclusively in our Virtual Cinema on July 17!
We are pleased to offer our Film at Lincoln Center audience the opportunity to see this film. Your screening rental will support FLC, and help us in our mission to remain a vibrant center for cinema culture once this turbulent period is behind us. This offer is for a limited time only.
Price: $6 (50% of proceeds support Film at Lincoln Center)
An impassioned, unsentimental debut feature by Maria Saakyan—whose life was cut tragically short in 2018—Mayak is a war film that breaks out of the genre’s conventions with a uniquely haunting perspective. Embattled Northern Armenia at the end of the 20th century—where Lena, a young woman returns from Moscow to convince her grandparents to join her on a trip back to Russia—presents an apocalyptic vision of freedom and imagination in limbo, made forlornly oneiric through the film’s pallid tones and discreet performances of its cast (including Sofiko Chiaureli, best known as Sergei Parajanov’s muse). Made when Saakyan was 27, Mayak was the first feature film to be completed by a woman in Armenia. An Andreevsky Flag Film Company / Anniko Films release.