UK Hosts First Season of Armenian Cinema For 25 Years


YEREVAN, JANUARY 27. ARMINFO. A season of Armenian cinema is to be
held in London Feb 11-17, says film director Artsvi Bakhchinyan.

This is the first such season in the UK in 25 years. The festival is
aimed to be an eye-opening glimpse into the Armenian culture too
little known in the UK.

Showcasing shorts, features, documentaries and artists’ film, the
season features established directors like Atom Egoyan and undisputed
classics like Paradjanov’s The Colour of Pomegranates but also
uncovers lost gems and overlooked directors of great
significance. Panel discussions will place the films in the context of
both Armenian experience and contemporary film, providing a unique
chance to encounter one of world cinema’s hidden national treasures.

Shown will be the following films:

Pierlequin, Lighter than Air, by Tigran Xmalian, with Vladimir Msrian,
Hrach Harutunian, Anush Khorenian;

Garin Torossian Artists’ Film Programme, Short Films Programme;

Vodka Lemon by Hiner Saleem, with Romen Avinian, Lala Sarkissian, Ivan

Calendar by Atom Egoyan, with Atom Egoyan, Arsine Khanjian, Ashot

Return to the Promised Land by Harutiun Khachatryan;

Terra Emota & Lux Aeterna by Levon Minassian and Serge Avedikian;

Last Station by Harutiun Khachatryan and Nora Armani, with Nora
Armani, Gerald Papasian, Armen Djigarkhanian;

The Colour of Pomegranates by Sergei Paradjanov, with Sofiko
Chiaureli, Melkon Aleksanyan, Vilen Galstyan;

Ararat by Atom Egoyan, with Arsine Khanjian, Charles Aznavour, Elias
Koteas, Marie-Josie Croze;

Komitas by Don Askarian, with Samuel Ovasapian, Onig Saadetian,
Margarita Woskanjan;

Lovember by Tigran Xzmalian.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress