UK Premiere
United States | 2020 | 22 mins
Narrative Short

Directed by Christine Haroutounian

with Hasmik Hovian, Marieta Sargsyan


In the Armenian countryside, a young woman, Claudette, faces her mother’s final days. As she navigates through grief, shame, and isolation, Claudette’s existence blurs the material limits and spiritual possibilities of life.


Director: Christine Haroutounian
Writer: Christine Haroutounian

Produced by: Christine Haroutounian, Maxwell Schwartz,Vardan Hakobyan
Cast: Hasmik Hovian, Marieta Sargsyan

Additional info

Country: United States
Country of Filming: Armenia
Year: 2020
Language: Armenian, with English subtitles
Length: 22 minutes

Screening schedule

This film is available to watch online on yuzzi from 1 until 7 December 2020.

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drama, experimental

Festivals and Awards

Palm Springs International ShortFest

Herman Kass Prize in Motion Picture Production

Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Directing Fellowship Award

About the Director

Christine Haroutounian is a writer, filmmaker, and producer working in Southern California and Armenia. She is one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film 2020. Her short, Fixed Water, had its world premiere in the Official Selection at the 2019 Palm Springs International ShortFest where it was introduced as the “most formally ambitious film” of the entire program by the co-director of programming. She has received several awards for artistic merit including the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Directing Fellowship Award and Shirley Clarke Memorial Fund Award. She completed her BA in Art from UCLA, where she studied photography under the mentorship of James Welling and Catherine Opie, and holds an MFA in Directing/Production from the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television. Christine is currently teaching production and developing her first feature film, set in post-soviet Armenia. Her most recent film, Ashkhar (World), was shot in the Armenian countryside and chosen for Official Selection in the 2020 Palm Springs International ShortFest.