«Spitak» tells the story of the most devastating and largest (in terms of casualties) Armenian earthquake that happened on December 7, 1988. This day went down in history as the day of a horrible disaster, which claimed the lives of over 25,000 lives and left more than half a million people homeless.

Release Date 2018
Genre Drama
Production Telesto-Film Company,
National Cinema Development Foundtion
Screenplay Marina Sochinskaya
Director Alexander Kott
Director of Photography Pyotr Dukhovskoy
Art Director Oleg Ukhov
Composer Serj Tankian
Producers Tereza Varzhapetian,
Elena Glikman,
With financial support from The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation,
The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia,
The National cinema center of Armenia,
TV Channel RUSSIA-1
Starring Lernik Harutyunyan,
Hermine Stepanyan,
Alexandra Politik,
Oleg Vasilkov,
Alexander Kuznetsov,
Martun Ghevondyan,
Olivier Pages,
Josephine Japy,
Konstantin Poyarkin,
Dmitry Mulyar,
Artur Manukyan,
Mkhitar Avetisyan

«Spitak» tells a story of Gor, who has left Armenia for greener pastures years ago and is now coming back to search for his family stuck at the very epicentre of the earthquake. On his way, he meets various characters — medics, volunteers, city officials, each of them with their personal tragedy and challenge. The locals strive to find their loved ones — alive or dead. As Gor doesn’t give up looking for his family, his wife and small daughter are still alive somewhere under the debris. But as long as there is love, there is hope.



Film on festivals


Moscow International Film Festival
Best Director Award

Montreal World Film Festival

Accolade Gobal Film Competition
Award of Excellence Sepcial Mention

Asia Pacific Screen Awards
In competition

Open Russian Cinema and Theater Festival «Amur Autumn»
Best Director Award

Nizhny Novgorod Charity Film Festival «Children's Cinemay»
Audience Choice Award

International Charity Film Festival «Luchezarniy Angel»

Asian World Film Festival (AWFF)

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF)

Pomegranate Film Festival
Best Feature Film / Audience Choice Award

Festival du cinema russe a Honfleur

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Tbilisi International Film Festival


Pune International Film Festival

Crystal Palace International Film Festival