Oscar-winning screen icon Susan Sarandon and Armenian painter Tigran Tsitoghdzyan discuss time and identity, and how the apparently in conflict values of beauty and aging are perceived in our modern society dominated by social media, as he limns her portrait during a timeless sitting session.
The film reveals how Tigran, a highly dedicated and painstakingly trained craftsman, brings the ancient spirit of the old masters into a unique post-modern hyperrealism deeply interwoven with NYC’s culture and social landscape. Shot over the period of three years, the film takes us on a rare, thought-provoking, timeless reality-and-fiction setting to reveal how one of the most striking artists in recent art history climbs up the art-world ranks on the winding journey to success and recognition.
From producer David Shara and writer-director Arthur Balder, with an original soundtrack by composer Mark Petrie, #AmericanMirror stars Susan Sarandon, Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, Donald Kuspit and Florence Faivre. With the participation of Ashley Hinshaw Grace, Jules Wainstein, Hilary Rhoda, Morgan Shara, Ryan Ross, Sirey Moran.
Festivals and Awards:
- PARAJANOV-VARTANOV AWARD, BEST INNOVATIVE FILM, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST COMPOSER – Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival, USA – 2018
- BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY – Fabrique Du Cinema Awards, Roma, Italia 2018
Lumiere Lidl 13.04, 19:15
G8 14.04, 18:00
Euro Cinema 15.04, 18:15
FCC – Varna 13.04, 19:30