Armenia looks to win an Oscar for its official submission to the 93rd Academy Awards for International Feature Film – the Songs of Solomon. Arman Nshanian makes his feature film directorial debut with this drama, written by Audrey Gevorkian.

Songs of Solomon is based on the true story The Past Unsung by Sirvant Kavoukjian. The movie will explore the real-life of iconic composer Komitas. Songs of Solomon was initially released on November 26, 2020 in Armenia.

Songs of Solomon features Samvel Tadevossian, Arevik Gevorgyan, Tatev Hovakimyan, Sos Janibekyan, Arman Nshanian, Artashes Aleksanyan, and Jean-Pier Nshanian.

This movie is produced by two-time Oscar Winner Nick Vallelonga of Vallelonga Productions.

Here is the official synopsis for Songs of Solomon:

Inspired by true events, this is a film about a childhood friendship, torn apart by the horrific Hamidian massacres infiltrated by the Ottoman Empire. A brave Turkish woman 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 Komitas. A biographical film which takes place on the backdrop of the sacred and ancient music of Archbishop Solomon, also known as Komitas.

What do you think about the plot to Songs of Solomon?

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