Should the wind drop

by Nora Martirosyan

Feature film


Released on May 26th
First feature film
Official Selection Cannes festival & Label ACID 2020
Release in 2021
Directed by
Nora Martirosyan

Nora Martirosyan
Emmanuelle Pagano
Olivier Torres
Guillaume André

Produced by
Sister Productions (France)
Kwassa Films (Belgium)
Aneva (Armenia)
Alain, an international auditor, arrives to assess the airport of a small self-proclaimed republic in the Caucasus to green-light its eventual reopening. Edgar, a boy from a nearby village, runs a peculiar small business around the airport. Through the child and other locals Alain will discover this isolated territory and risk everything to enable this land to open up to the outside world.
Festivals & awards
  • Official Selection — Festival de Cannes (Cannes, France), 2020
  • ACID Cannes (Cannes, France), 2020
  • "Industry Selects" — Toronto IFF (Toronto, Canada), 2020
  • Official Competition — Namur IFF (Namur, Belgium), 2020
  • Official Selection — AFI Fest (Los Angeles, United States), 2020
  • Opening Film — Golden Apricot IFF (Yerevan, Armenia), 2020
  • First Features Competition — Tallin Black Nights (Tallin, Estonia), 2020
  • Award « Silver Alexander » Meet the Neighbours Competition — Thessaloniki IFF (Thessaloniki, Greece), 2020
  • Official Competition — Tokyo FILMeX (Tokyo, Japan), 2020
  • Official Selection (Out of competition) — FIFIB (Bordeaux, France), 2020
  • Independance(s) and Creation — Auch Festival (Auch, France), 2020
  • Official Competition — Film francophone d'Angoulême (Angoulême, France), 2020
  • In competition — CINEMED (Montpellier, France), 2020
  • In competition — Sarlat festival (Sarlat, France), 2020
  • Out of competition — Arras Film Festival (Arras, France), 2020
  • Out of competition — FIFAM (Amiens, France), 2020
  • Special mention of the jury « Competition Faces of the French-speaking world » — Cinemania (Montreal, Canada), 2020
  • Meetings of the Resistance Film (Annecy, France), 2020
  • Meeting of the French-speaking world Film (Villefranche sur Soane 400 coups), 2020
  • Festival du Grain à Démoudre (Aubenas Maison de l’image, France), 2020
  • European Cinema Meetings (Aubenas Maison de l’image, France), 2020
  • History Film Festival of Pessac (Pessac Jean Eustache, France), 2020
  • Sélection officielle Rendez-vous with French Cinéma — Unifrance & Film at Lincoln Center (New York), 2021
  • Sélection officielle — FIFDH (Geneva, Switzerland), 2021
  • Best Narrative Feature — SPYFLIX Festival (New York), 2021
CNC Avance sur recettes
CNC Aide à la musique
Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Région Occitanie
TV5 Monde
Fonds Wallonie-Bruxelles
Hubert Bals Fund
Centre national du cinéma arménien
Cineventure 3
Atelier Cinéfondation : Prix ARTE
International sales
Indie Sales Company
Distribution (France)
Arizona Distribution
Should the wind drop - Sister Productions