Produced by Farabi and the National Cinema Center of Armenia, the film tells the story of Yeva, a young woman who escapes her influential in-laws with her daughter Nareh after her husband’s tragic death, and takes refuge in one of the villages in the Karabakh region. She is a complete stranger in this ballgame and is obliged to live her daily life in disguise.

Yeva, which is currently on screen at theaters in New York and Los Angeles, was Armenia’s submission to the 90th Academy Awards, but it did not make the shortlist.

American Woman by Semi Chellas won main awards in four categories, including best film and best director, while Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Jacoba Atlas received the audience award at the DTLA Film Festival, which was held from October 23 to 27.

Source: Tehran Times