The Armenian seller of carpets Babken (Karen Karagulyan) lives with a family in New York and sometimes the film acts in. Roles in arthouse tapes bring it awards, but do not bring money and consequently the man who is bringing up three children, teeters on the brink bankruptcies. Meanwhile the relative Babkena Hamlet (Ara Voland) looks for itself in city gay community and hides from native that likes to put on the woman, and Russian beauty Sascha (Olga Dykhovichnaya) living nearby to Armenians cares of elderly neigbour Marya Ivanovna and (Edward Baker-Dyyuli) whom she threw because he refused to leave the wife tries to keep afloat without money of the former lover director Johnny.
Constantly living in Russia, but got professional education and the first experience in New York Angelin Nikonova’s postanovshchitsa became famous in narrow circles in 2011 when shot with the camera with function of record of video the microbudgetary drama «A portrait in twilight» (a tape received an operator prize on the Kinotavr and several Grand Prix on the international film festivals).
Nikonova’s second tape is also removed on professional "zerkalka", already not by Canon, and Nikon. But it is much more ambitious picture, with a set of characters and shootings on streets of New York. Also «Welkom H» (that is Welcome Home, «Welcome home») – the tragicomedy which has beginning and the end, but is not present the culmination. That is there are no scenes in which the subject temperature would reach a boiling point. Instead on all extent of the film temperature approximately equally warm, with small fluctuations that in one, in other party.
Founders of the film used in it the whole palette of languages and accents, but in the Russian version of a tape of it not to estimate. «A wolf H» it is supplied with offscreen transfer in which all speech shades sink
Why so? Because inherently «Welkom H» – not the anthology of stories about emigrants from the former USSR, and a set of the picturesque portraits almost for certain spotted from nature. The portrait did not owe the especially dramatic. It is enough to it to create idea of what there lives the hero of a portrait at the audience. And «Welkom H» quite consults with this task, with humour and attention to details живописуя life and experiences that of one, other "come in large numbers". Certainly, such film not so fascinatingly, as usual dramas is watched. But to look it nevertheless it is interesting, because his heroes are rather bright and entertaining.
To Karen Karagulyan became a prototype of the character. During film creation it really was broken off between desire to act in film and duty to contain a family
Especially the central character of the film – Armenian slightly similar to Al Pacino who cannot grope balance between the ambitions in any way and duties of the husband and the father impresses. From all heroes of a tape of Babken – the most charming and the most responsible and consequently its misadventures and triumphs cause the greatest sympathy. Babken’s plus is surrounded by noisy relatives, and their joint adventures – for example, attempt to buy and kill a lamb for family celebration – more than once provide to a tape hilarious situations.
Hamlet, on the other hand, as the character is entirely built round his orientation and fear by that relatives learn, than he is engaged in gay clubs. This is the hero not so much for us, how many for the western festivals where on similar characters react, as cats to a valerian.
In turn, Sascha with her throwings between the lover and independent life causes rather a pity, than sympathy though Olga Dykhovichnaya partly compensates it the appeal, and the heroine – the enterprise. Not each woman will guess to go on meetings of anonymous alcoholics, to be improved in English!