FESTIVAL OF BRITISH FILMS TO BE HELD ALSO IN GYUMRI FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR
Mar 07 2006
YEREVAN, MARCH 7, NOYAN TAPAN – ARMENIANS TODAY. On March 10, the 5th
Festival of British Films will start at the “Nairi” cinema with the
display of the film “Calendar Girls” by the British Director Nigel
Cole. As Nigel Townson, Director of the British Council in Armenia,
informed at the March 7 press conference, the Festival of British films
in Yerevan held for the fifth time was appreciated by the Armenian
film-goers, by which the organizing of the same festival in Gyumri
for the first time this year on March 17-19 is conditioned.
According to Nigel Townson, though he has come to Armenia recently,
he noticed that Armenians are lovers of best films and attend
cinema. “That fact became more obvious in the days of the festival
of European films held in Armenia recently. The cinema halls were
over-crowded, and there were always people gathered in front of the
ticket-offices,” Director of the British Council mentioned.
According to the tradition of the previous years, this time also
films which won prizes and took part in competition programs of the
festivals are brought to Armenia. According to Nigel Townson, in the
issue of selection of films they gave priority to the quality of the
films, and not to their being British or non-British.
Nigel Townson also mentioned that he has just come to Armenia and
is not so much acquainted with the Armenian cinema though he saw a
number of Armenian films in England last year.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress