ⓘ Earthquake (2016 film)


ⓘ Earthquake (2016 film)

Earthquake is a 2016 Russian-Armenian drama film directed by Sarik Andreasyan about the 1988 Armenian earthquake. It was selected as the Armenian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards. However, the film was disqualified by the Academy for not meeting the submission requirements.


1. Cast

  • Sebastien Sisak as Didier, a cynologist
  • Konstantin Lavronenko as Konstantin Berezhnoy
  • Mardjan Avetsiyan
  • Sabina Akhmedova as Gayane
  • Michael Poghosian as Erem
  • Mariya Mironova as Anna Berezhnaya
  • Artyom Bystrov as a hoistman
  • Arsen Grigoryan as Ryzhiy

2. Box office

According to Box Office Mojo, Earthquake grossed $3.6 million in Russia and ex-Soviet countries, against a budget of RUB 200.000.000 approximately $3.3 million in 2016, according to Kinopoisk.


3. Reception

Critical reception of the film in Russian media ranged from mixed to positive. Earthquake had the best critical reception of all films directed by Sarik Andreasyan.