In the early 90s, in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), civilian volunteers all from the same village choose to take up arms in resistance, to liberate their land. Each in turn, they weave the fabric of their joint story. In this village life, everyday gestures are still charged with the silent presence of the war. And then, three decades later, History repeats itself. War flares up again.
Comes Chahbazian, father of Serli, Biayna and Dzovinar, lives and works in Brussels. Self-taught, he has written and directed two short fiction films: Untitled and Y.U.L., both filmed in New York in 2000. Y.U.L. was screened at the Venice International Film Festival in 2002. His documentary, Ici-Bas (Down Here) was filmed in Yerevan and has been shown at festivals including Cinéma du Réel and Visions du Réel. Rhythm & Intervals, shot in Berlin, was presented at the FIFA in Montreal in 2017. Notre Village was filmed in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) and is his most recent work.