Finding the Voice of Taniel – Yeğya Akgün

Finding the Voice of Taniel – Yeğya Akgün

Director – Garo Berberian Unable to film in Turkey, our locations and cast came from the Armenian town of Gyumri. Our lead actor, Tigran Gaboyan, one of Armenia’s top theatre stars, was asked to perform without speaking because I wanted Taniel Varoujan’s words...
Sean Bean

Sean Bean

Sean Bean Garo Berberian – Director Sitting in my dad’s kitchen, drinking tea, the conversation of actor Sean Bean came up. As a British Director, it was really important for me to have an English voice for “Taniel” but it was not just an emotional decision: in...
Yeğya Akgün on being the voice of Taniel

Yeğya Akgün on being the voice of Taniel

When I first heard about “Taniel”, I wanted to be a part of the production. Taniel Varoujan is one of my favourite poets and he still has an important place in Armenian culture. When you get his art and the way he uses his pen to create a surreal world,...
…Ո՛վ Լալագե |…You, Lalage!

…Ո՛վ Լալագե |…You, Lalage!

…Ո՛վ Լալագե |…You, Lalage! Varoujan is famous for his patriotic poetry, dedicated to his homeland and people, his songs of Armenian mountains and the villagers. His love poems, very romantic, sensual and erotic – are not as widely known, and “…Ո՛վ Լալագե” (…You,...
A Trail of Ink, a River of Blood.

A Trail of Ink, a River of Blood.

A Trail of Ink, a River of Blood. Director Garo Berberian was looking for a piece of poetry to connect the narrative strands of the film shaped by Varoujan’s poetry through the 5 scenes: Arrest, Incarceration, Train, Prison and Death, and he commissioned Ben Hodgson...