The Lark Farm


2h 2007

Brief Synopsis

The Avakians are a rich Armenian family. Aram, a land-owner living in a small town in Turkey, and Assadour, a successful doctor from Venice, are brothers who have not seen each other for a long time and decide to meet in Armenia. While Assadour prepares himself for his trip to his native land, the

Film Details

Also Known As
La Masseria Delle Allodole, Lark Farm, Masseria Delle Allodole, La
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Flach Film; Rai Cinema; Sagrera
Distribution Company
01 Distribuzione; Central Partnership; Cineplex; Les Productions Jmh; Rlj Entertainment, Inc.; Ugc International

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

The Avakians are a rich Armenian family. Aram, a land-owner living in a small town in Turkey, and Assadour, a successful doctor from Venice, are brothers who have not seen each other for a long time and decide to meet in Armenia. While Assadour prepares himself for his trip to his native land, the Armenian part of the family starts preparing the old family seat for their visitors from abroad. They get to work painting, joining and repairing, and even construct a tennis court for the Italians. Meanwhile, the political situation has grown more acute. Since coming to power in 1913, the government of Young Turks has made it their goal to create one vast Turkish empire; in 1915, Italy and France enter into an alliance against Turkey and Austria. Assadour is still hoping in vain to be able to travel from Italy to his homeland when all hell breaks loose in Armenia. The Young Turks order the massacre of the Armenian people. Aram and his family are discovered in their hiding place. The men are murdered and the women are forcibly deported. Their march will surely mean their death. However, the Avakian women have a protector--Aram's daughter, Nunik, falls in love with one of the Turkish officers, who sees to it that Nunik and her family are not subjected to any more suffering--but the women are by no means safe.

Film Details

Also Known As
La Masseria Delle Allodole, Lark Farm, Masseria Delle Allodole, La
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Flach Film; Rai Cinema; Sagrera
Distribution Company
01 Distribuzione; Central Partnership; Cineplex; Les Productions Jmh; Rlj Entertainment, Inc.; Ugc International

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States February 2007

Released in United States October 2008

Released in United States on Video March 23, 2010

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale Special) February 8-18, 2007.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Out of Competition) August 23-September 3, 2007.

Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (Special Program in Focus - Retrospective On Taviani Brothers) October 2-10, 2008.

Based on the novel "Skylark Farm" written by Antonia Arslan; published by Knopf January 23, 2007.

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Out of Competition) August 23-September 3, 2007.)

Released in United States February 2007 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale Special) February 8-18, 2007.)

Released in United States on Video March 23, 2010

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (Special Program in Focus - Retrospective On Taviani Brothers) October 2-10, 2008.)