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Genre: Tragicomedy
Synopsis

A gentleman in a suit places a wad of cash on the theatre director’s table and informs him that the theatre is now closed. This comes as a huge shock to veteran actor Laurence (nickname Lorik). Theatre is his whole life, he stays in character even off the stage, happily avoiding being himself and also avoiding too much human contact.

But when a strange incident gives him the power to hop into other people’s bodies and experience everything they’re experiencing, he suddenly has to deal with other people’s very intimate problems. But he also gets a chance to play new roles. A neighbour, a sick girl, a powerful politician, and through it all Lorik will hopefully finally reach the one role he hasn’t played yet - himself.

Lorik paints quite a lively picture of Armenian society. Theatrical and eclectic, profound and light-hearted, fascinating and moving – this tragicomedy full of social and magical realism really has everything. A lot of themes, a lot of colours and a lot of characters, writer-director Alexei Zlobin really has his work cut out for him, diving in deep and creating his very own fairy tale world. On this memorable journey he is fully supported by his lead (and also co-writer and producer) Michael Poghosyan.

Liisi Rohumäe

Director
Alexey Zlobin

(b. 1972) graduated from the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia and the Department of Directing of the State Academy of Theatrical Arts (SPGATI), he taught literature to senior pupils and acting to SPGATI students. Zlobin staged a number of plays at theatres of Moscow, St. Petersburg and other Russian cities, wrote scripts of several shorts and full-length films, documentaries, and animation films, and authored narratives, short stories, and collections of poetry. In “Lorik” film, Zlobin worked as a director for the first time. 

Filmography
  • Lorik (2018)
Sun, 25.11.2018
4:00 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Sõprus
100901
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 100901
Movie guests
Producer Martiros Minasyan, Director  Alexey Zlobin, Cast  Michael Pogosyan, Crew  David Haladijan
Mon, 26.11.2018
5:00 pm
Tartu, 
Elektriteater
111801
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 111801
Movie guests
Director Alexey Zlobin, Producer  Martiros Minasyan, Cast  Michael Pogosyan, Crew  David Haladijan
Sun, 02.12.2018
2:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 3
170306
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 170306
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.
Film info
Countries: Armenia, Russia, Switzerland, Serbia, Sweden, Cyprus
Year: 2018
Duration: 95 minutes
Language: Armenian
Director: Alexey Zlobin
Producer:   Martiros Minasyan
Writers: Michael Poghosyan, Alexei Zlobin, Maria Sahakyan
DOP: Vahagn Ter-Hakobyan
Montage: Tigran Baghinyan, Dmitri Regan
Composer: David Haladjian
Cast: Michael Poghosyan, Yevgenia Dmitrieva, Irene Ayvazyan, Ani Galstyan, Narek Baghdasaryan    
Production: K&MM Investments
Synopsis

A gentleman in a suit places a wad of cash on the theatre director’s table and informs him that the theatre is now closed. This comes as a huge shock to veteran actor Laurence (nickname Lorik). Theatre is his whole life, he stays in character even off the stage, happily avoiding being himself and also avoiding too much human contact.

But when a strange incident gives him the power to hop into other people’s bodies and experience everything they’re experiencing, he suddenly has to deal with other people’s very intimate problems. But he also gets a chance to play new roles. A neighbour, a sick girl, a powerful politician, and through it all Lorik will hopefully finally reach the one role he hasn’t played yet - himself.

Lorik paints quite a lively picture of Armenian society. Theatrical and eclectic, profound and light-hearted, fascinating and moving – this tragicomedy full of social and magical realism really has everything. A lot of themes, a lot of colours and a lot of characters, writer-director Alexei Zlobin really has his work cut out for him, diving in deep and creating his very own fairy tale world. On this memorable journey he is fully supported by his lead (and also co-writer and producer) Michael Poghosyan.

Liisi Rohumäe

Director
Alexey Zlobin

(b. 1972) graduated from the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia and the Department of Directing of the State Academy of Theatrical Arts (SPGATI), he taught literature to senior pupils and acting to SPGATI students. Zlobin staged a number of plays at theatres of Moscow, St. Petersburg and other Russian cities, wrote scripts of several shorts and full-length films, documentaries, and animation films, and authored narratives, short stories, and collections of poetry. In “Lorik” film, Zlobin worked as a director for the first time. 

Filmography
  • Lorik (2018)