Cloudburst Entertainment has acquired Armenia’s official entry for Best International Feature Film, SONGS OF SOLOMON, directed by Arman Nshanian (in his feature film directorial debut) who also produced alongside two-time Oscar winner Nick Vallelonga (GREEN BOOK) and Asko Akopyan (VIGILANTE DIARIES). Screenplay by Audrey Gevorkian, based on the true story “The Past Unsung” by Sirvart Kavoukjian. Executive Producers are Karo Kavoukjian, Steve Fedyski, Ken Rather, Jeff Wallner and David Polemeni. SONGS OF SOLOMON stars Samvel Tadevossian, Arevik Gevorgyan, Tatev Hovakimyan, Sos Janibekyan, Arman Nshanian, Artashes Aleksanyan and Jean-Pier Nshanian. The film will be released in 2021.
SONGS OF SOLOMON follows a brave Turkish woman who at a time of dire prejudice, risks her own life and the life of her family to save her best friend who is hunted down for her religious beliefs. This epic portrayal spans from 1881 to 1915, Constantinople, taking us on an emotional journey to the last concert given by Archbishop Solomon, also known as Komitas.
“As a proud Armenian, this film is near and dear to my heart,” said director Arman Nshanian. “The story transcends beyond entertainment to shine a light on an important cultural time in history.”
“Asko Akopyan and I are honored to partner with Cloudburst on the distribution of Arman’s stunning and important film.” said Nick Vallelonga. “Like ‘Green Book’ the film explores the power of music in a culture, as well as promoting the hope that we must all work together to overcome, respect and accept our differences with love and peace.”
“SONGS OF SOLOMON explores a difficult time in Armenian history but ultimately is a beautiful reminder that the power of friendship translates beyond cultural boundaries,” said Steve Fedyski, CEO of Cloudburst Entertainment. “We are thrilled to bring this impactful story to screens everywhere.”