Scene from the film Beyond the Ararat
Scene from the film Beyond the Ararat
Scene from the film Beyond the Ararat

Beyond the Ararat

  • Belgium
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The film is a voyage between reverie and reality, where we cross both inner and geographic boarders. By train, we travel through Europe and Turkey, to the closed boarder between Turkey and Armenia… As the train advances, we pass the names of cities. The landscapes and the light changes, the languages multiply. Encounters in the train or during stops are the stepping-stones. I observe faces, and ponder women’s expressions, to find like in a mirror part of my own identity. The train car’s window is like a screen where Europe streaks by in a search of it’s own identity.

French and Dutch subtitles are available for download only in DVD format.


  • Original title
    Au-delà de l’Ararat
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Johan Legraie
  • Editing
    Anne-­Laure Guégan
  • Music
    David Yengibarian
  • Sound
    Raf Enckels
  • Duration
    55 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Belgium
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Stenola Productions
      • 9A Rue des Chartreux
      • 1000 Brussels
      • Belgium
      • web:
      • tel: (+32) 2 503 34 51
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Visions du Réel (Nyon)
    • FIFF (Namur)
    • Medfilm Festival (Rome)
    • Elles tournent (Brussels)
    • Cinemigrante (Buenos Aires)
    • Faito Doc Festival (Italy)
    • Festival int. du film d’Amiens (France)
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