On our Instagram or Facebook pages, we show only the best part of ourselves, the “beautiful” part of our lives. We hide in this fake. We are so immersed in the process of creating our ideal virtual personality that we forget about real life. We forget the simple truth that beauty is inside.
The film subtilely focuses on a social issue that has global reach: how wrongly we perceive and judge ourselves and the others in a world dominated by social media.
‘American Mirror – Intimations of Immortality’ was most awarded film at its premiere on October 21, 2018, at the 5th DOC LA Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival, garnering Best Innovative Film, Best Composer, Best Cinematography and Parajanov-Vartanov Award. A jury presided over by two-time Academy award-winner Paul Haggis for Fabrique Du Cinema Awards (presented by Fabrique Du Cinema, the leading film magazine of Italy, bestowed on the film the Best International Documentary award in Rome, December 15th, 2018. Other accolades include Best Cinematography and Best Innovative Film at 13th Pomegranate Film Festival (Toronto, November 2018.) The film is a Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2019 Official Selection, among other twenty official selections around the world in 2020.
Oscar-winning screen icon Susan Sarandon and Armenian painter Tigran Tsitoghdzyan discuss how the apparently in conflict values of beauty and aging are perceived in our modern society dominated by social media, as he limns her portrait during a timeless sitting session in his atelier in New York City.
With this film the director sets in motion his theory on poetics of cinematic art, by creating the sense memories of an artist in a non-linear, challenging story-telling scheme.