Our Turn

OUR TURN by Martiros Vartanov

OUR TURN by Martiros Vartanov

OUR TURN by Martiros Vartanov

Compelled to meaningfully answer his son’s question about death, the father responds by making him a film, but will it terrify him — or inspire — for life?

The second installment in Martiros Vartanov’s experimental 16mm black and short documentary trilogy created at UCLA is entitled Our Turn and is dedicated to Buster Keaton.

It was shot on 16mm Kodak film and 16mm Arriflex movie camera. Martiros also composed an experimental soundtrack. Our Turn, follows  Martiros Vartanov’s first film, entitled The Last Film, and had its world premiere at Lincoln Center in New York.


Parajanov-Vartanov Institute