In the early twenties, Armen Nerguizian was the most famous master of ceremonies in Armenia. He was a poet, a master of improvisation and with each lyrical and clever toast; he shared moments of joy and revived the spirit of loved ones. He was known as... The Toastmaster. Nearly a hundred years later Armen's grandson, Uncle Kapriel, maintains the family tradition of the Toastmaster. It is his connection to the past and his cultural roots. He lives as a recluse in Glendale, California with his parrot, sheep and a rooster; all without many relatives in the United States. Uncle Kapriel foresees the visit of his nephew Alek, awaiting his mother's second wedding, as the perfect opportunity to pass on the family tradition. Can Alek conduct his mother's wedding like Kapriel's grandfather, with grace and ease? But Alek has his own agenda for the weekend, and it's not to learn the long-lost art of the toast. Alek wants to make a film about who he believes was the most dangerous man in the ...Written by
Raichawn Amien Flynn
"This year I had the privilege to enjoy a rough cut of Eric Boadella's film 'Toastmaster'. The film narrates in a warm-hearted and pleasant way the story of Uncle Kapriel's obsession to pass on his family tradition. This opera prima of the Spanish director counts with a great cast, three incredible actors that approach the American Armenian community of Los Angeles to the audience, while unfolding a tender story that talks about family values. Independent Cinema with a low budget that demonstrates creating good cinema is a matter of a great story that reaches the audience's hearts trough fresh and natural performances. It is a film that I can compare to the films showcased in big festivals like Sundance. Eric Boadella confirms his value in his first film that I am sure that will open doors to continue directing cinema, new films that we are anxiously waiting in our showcase of cinema BRAM!" Enric Campos - CCCV
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