Vendre le ciel aux ténèbres
de Bastien David
This film tells film the story of an obsession – a young man’s obsession with music. World-renowned, maverick pianist Tigran Hamasyan makes unconventional jazz music that fascinates the greatest players and unsettles the purists. The director sweeps us along from the United States to Europe to Armenia and to France looking into the roots of this ever-searching artist. Tigran draws his inspiration as much from rock metal and jazz as from an insatiable thirst for the history and the musical folklore of his country. This intimate journey lets emotions surge from the wrestling game between the man and his music.
Production company: cocottesminute productions in coproduction with Lyon Capitale TV
Line producer: Jérôme DUC-MAUGÉ
Executive producer: Clara VUILLERMOZ
Broadcasters: MEZZO, Lyon Capitale TV
Photography: Adrien RIVOLLIER
Sound recording: Elton RABINEAU, Adrien RIVOLLIER
Editing: Matthieu AUGUSTIN, Sylvie PERRIN
Sound mixing: Arnaud ROLLAND
With support from: Fonds pour la Création Musical (FCM), Région Haute-Normandie, Procirep-Angoa, BNP Paribas Foundation, Vienne Jazz Festival and Crowdfunding campaign contributors on KissKissBankBank.
Color HD 16/9, 52min
© cocottesminute productions 2014
Official selection in Zagrebdox Festival 2015