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Under the Same Sun

Canada | 2020 | 97 min. | N-13

Under the Same Sun

Canada | 2020 | 97 min. | N-13


Despite the 1994 ceasefire, there is still no real peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which continue to fight fiercely over the mountainous Nagorny Karabakh region. More than 25 years after the war, nationalistic passions seem as strong as ever. The litany of resentment and accusations continue to be met with denial. ‘If you don’t kill them, they will kill you’, says one of the film’s characters. However, filmmaker François Jacob explores both sides of the Nagorno-Karabakh border and offers them a neutral territory—a film—to hear each other out. It is time for a dialogue: after all, we all live under the same sun.


LANGUAGE: Azerbaijani, Armenian, English, Russian

SUBTITLES: Lithuanian, English



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Director: François Jacob

Cinematography: François Jacob

Editing: Jéricho Jeudy

Producer: François Jacob

François Jacob


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