Dr. Shahnour Sahiner lives in Istanbul. He is a medical doctor and an Armenian educator. In his 80's, he is gradually losing his memory. His son, the filmmaker, lives in Boston and visits his father regularly. The filmmaker's own son is growing up in Paris. The filmmaker keeps a record.

How to remember these repetitive yet fleeting moments Between Father and Son? Those trips between Istanbul and Paris? How to distinguish between memory and reconstructed memory? What does a person remember when he has forgotten his own sons?

Between Father and Son is a film in two parts. Part one reveals the slow reckoning with loss of memory. Part two reveals the immediacy of the present moment. An intimate expression of unspoken parental love; a reflection on personal identity, culture, Armenian heritage, and the impact of the passage of time.


/ © 2002