Born in 1984 in the village of Getazat in Armenia, Hakob Melkonyan is a director of Armenian nationality. After studying film and television directing in Armenia and Germany, his first short film The Tree, made in 2015, tells the story of his grandmother, the only survivor of the Armenian genocide in his family. Blockade is her first feature film.


For thirty years, the inhabitants of Chinari, a small Armenian village, have been trying to survive the war on the border between the Armenians and the Azeris, and the difficult conditions imposed by the blockade. It is through the daily life of an Armenian family in the village of Chinari that this film plunges us [...]

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