Ornella Muti and Nastassja Kinski will be guests of honor at the 12th edition of the Golden Apricot International Film Festival in Yerevan, Director General of the Festival Harutyun Khachatryan told reporters today.
Italian film star Ornella Muti made her debut in 1970 in the film The Most Beautiful Woman.
She’s better known to the Armenian audience for her role in the comedy Il Bisbetico Domato (The Taming of the Scoundrel) where she plays alongside Adriano Celentano.
Ornella Muti is a permanent guest of honor at the Cannes Film Festival.
Within the frames of the Golden Apricot, the film Swann in Love with Ornella Muti will have its Yerevan premiere.
Nastassja Kinski is famed for roles in films by directors Roman Polanski, Wim Wenders, Francis Ford Coppola and others.
The German-born actress had her worldwide breakthrough in 1978 with Italian-Spanish romance Stay As You Are by Alberto Lattuada. Then she starred in Roman Polanski’s Golden Globe award-winner Tess (1979). One of her most celebrated parts is Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas (1984), which went on to win top prizes at Cannes.
This year’s retrospective screening of teh Golden Apricot Film Festival will be devoted to Nastassja Kinski.
French actor and director Patrick Chesnais will also arrive in Yerevan as a special guest of the festival. The film with Chesnais Not Here to be Loved by Stephane Brize will be screened within the framework of the festival.
Harutyun Khachatryan was an honorary Jury member at the Moscow International Film Festival’s International Documentary Competition. On June 25 a special evening was held on the occasion of the director’s 60th birthday anniversary. During the evening his full-length debut, The Wind of Oblivion (1989) was screened.
The Moscow International Film Festival awarded Harutyun Khachatryan with a prize for his contribution to cinema and Armenian-Russian cultural cooperation.
The Russian Guild of Film Critics and Film Journalists awarded Khachatryan with its prestigious “Elephant” prize for his great contribution to world cinema and for the establishment of the Golden Apricot International Film Festival.
Khachatryan said a special “Never Again” program of the Moscow IFF was dedicated to the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.