January 15, 2021 - 10:47 AMT
Armenia’s Oscar entry "Songs Of Solomon" acquired by Cloudburst

Cloudburst Entertainment has acquired rights to "Songs of Solomon", Armenia’s official entry for 2021's International Feature Film Oscar race, Deadline reports.

The drama, directed by Arman Nshanian, who also produced the pic with Oscar-winning Green Book producer and co-writer Nick Vallelonga and Asko Akopyan, will get a 2021 release date.

Nshanian’s feature directorial debut, written by Audrey Gevorkian based on a true story, centers on a brave Turkish woman who, at a time of dire prejudice during the Hamidian massacres, risks her own life and the life of her family to save her best friend who is hunted down for her religious beliefs. The pic spans 1881-1915 in Constantinople and culminates in the last concert given by Archbishop Solomon, the composer also known as Komitas.

Samvel Tadevossian, Arevik Gevorgyan, Tatev Hovakimyan, Sos Janibekyan, Nshanian, Artashes Aleksanyan and Jean-Pier Nshanian star.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces its shortlist in the International Feature category on February 9.