"I would like the film to answer the need for community - to show how people are tied together, sometimes paradoxically" Artur Aristakisyan
Palms is Artur Aristakisyan's astonishing portrait of people who live on the margins of life and exist outside normal society. Profound, spiritual and hallucinatory, Palms is remarkable at every level and one of the most visionary films of recent years.
Narrated by the director addressing his unborn son, the film is compassionate, revelatory and bold in its originality and was awarded the NIKA (Russian Oscar) for Best Documentary in 1994.
Newly filmed interview with director Artur Aristakisyan
Digital transfer with restored image and sound, approved by the Director