LOS ANGELES — Lost and Found in Armenia, a new film directed by the award winning Gor Kirakosian, produced by Valerie McCaffrey and Maral Djerejian (of Red Tie Films) was first screened in Los Angeles for the cast, crew and local community members.

Lost and Found in Armenia is the first American production to shoot in Armenia. The story portrays the comedic adventures of an American tourist, played by Jamie Kennedy, who experiences a turn of events and finds himself in a small village in Armenia. In that village he meets a beautiful Armenian girl, played by Angela Sarafyan who guides him throughout his travels.

The film is the first of its kind, exemplifying the bond of culture that exists between the United States and Armenia as well as highlighting Hollywood’s desire to engage its large Armenian-American population.

Blessed by an Armenian priest on the first day of shooting, Lost and Found is a bilingual film which brings light to not only Armenian language but culture through the lens of Hollywood.

The screening involved a diverse audience as well as prominent members of the Armenian community in Los Angeles, including the Consul General of the Republic of Armenia.

The film has been sent to the Cannes Festival. In April it will become clear whether it will be included in the list of films to participate in the festival. Before that the authors are negotiating with American cinemas to ensure the entry of the film to the American cinema world.

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