Apricot Groves

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In his first feature film Iranian/Armenian writer/director Pouria Heidary Oureh places his story in his two home countries which are very rarely the settings for any LGBTQ movie.  The tale he spins is exceptionally beautiful and told with such a discreet compassion and understanding that when the main crux of the story is finally revealed, you … Continue reading


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There is bleak, and then there is Armenia. It was that  first country to secede when the USSR broke up, and although it gained independence, rural Armenia kept its poverty.  In the south, the land is a blanket of slow each long harsh winter where the daily temperature hovers between -5 and -10C. The opening scene of … Continue reading

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