Musical Globe


Adrien Rivollier
Screening time  
26.02. / Thursday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 3  
This film explores the creative process of one of the most promising new jazz talents.

Tigran Hamasyan, 26 years old, is one of the most promising new jazz talents of recent memory. This film will explore the pianist’s creative process in its most minute detail by blending archival footage from Armenia, scenes of his composing solo, in the studio recording, and backstage at concerts – balancing Tigran’s back and forth between his native Armenia and adopted life in the West, between heavy metal and traditional Armenian songs, between Thelonious Monk and Rachmaninoff, the silence of the Caucus mountains and the noisy Los Angeles streets... Because Tigran’s music is all these influences at once. And this music speaks to us of the need we have to understand where we come from in this world where all the cultures communicate between one another. And in this way, this music is marked by its universality.


Adrien Rivollier

Adrien Rivollier was born in Lyon in 1979. He directed his first documentary in 2005; Point of Refuge was filmed in a juvenile detention center. This film was the starting point for a series of documentaries about the justice system and difficult youths, notably At the Juvenile Court (2007 - Childhood Foundation Award) and Criminal Games (2012), which were both widely seen on France 2. Tigran is Adrien’s first solo project uniting his passion for music with his previous films’ intimate approach.

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2014, 52', HD

Directed by:
Adrien Rivollier

Screenplay by:
Adrien Rivollier

Adrien Rivollier

Edited by:
Matthieu Augustin, Sylvie Perrin

Tigran Hamasyan

Clara Vuillermoz

Produced by:
cocottesminute productions