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 Franek;
Calendar by Atom Egoyan, with Atom Egoyan, Arsine Khanjian, Ashot Adamian;
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.