Vodka Lemon

Film, Drama

Time Out says

A craving for momentum amid drab, wintry stasis in an impoverished Kurdish village in Armenia is gently relieved by an affair of the heart in this affecting, unassuming romantic comedy by exiled Iraqi Kurd director Hiner Saleem. In staging a hesitant pas de deux - between Hado, a pensioner, and the likewise widowed Nina, who staffs a roadside stall that sells nothing but the titular liquor - Vodka Lemon recalls Drifting Clouds and indeed the Kaurismäki-derived dry absurdism of Bent Hamer's similarly taciturn and snowbound Kitchen Stories.

Details

Release details

Rated:
PG
Release date:
Friday September 24 2004
Duration:
84 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Hiner Saleem
Screenwriter:
Hiner Saleem, Pauline Gouzenne, Lei Dinety
Cast:
Lala Sarkissian
Romen Avinian
Astrik Avaguian
Ivan Franek
Armen Marutyan