Mayrig (Mother) is a 1991 semi-autobiographical film written and directed by French-Armenian filmmaker Henri Verneuil. The film's principal cast includes Claudia Cardinale and Omar Sharif. It is about the struggles of an Armenian family that emigrates to France from Turkey after the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
Mayrig movie poster
|Directed by||Henri Verneuil|
|Produced by||Tarak Ben Ammar|
|Written by||Henri Verneuil|
|Music by||Jean-Claude Petit|
|Edited by||Henri Lanoë|
Following the film's success, Verneuil edited the movie into a television series. He followed that up with 588 rue paradis, a sequel to the original movie.
- Claudia Cardinale : Araxi (Mayrig)
- Omar Sharif : Hagop
- Nathalie Roussel : Gayane
- Isabelle Sadoyan : Anna
- Jacky Nercessian : Apkar
- Richard Berry : Araxi's voice
- Serge Avedikian : Vaksen Papasian
- Michèle Bardollet : Madeleine
- Christian Barbier : Father Pignon
- Denis Podalydès : Tehlirian
- Patrick Timsit
- Ticky Holgado
The film has a 95% rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
Awards and nominations
- "Mayrig (1991)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
- Biography of director Henri Verneuil (in French)