The 10th Festival is Now Open

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The 10th Festival is Now Open

GOLDEN APRICOT Yerevan 10th International Film Festival opening ceremony started on Charles Aznavour square with opening of Aznavour's Star and continued at the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet. The legendary chancoinier himself honored the event with his presence.   

 The Minister of Culture Mrs. Hasmik Stepanyan delivered her welcome speech and read the official welcome speech of the President of the Republic of Armenia.  The Jubilee edition of the Festival was announced as open by the Festival Director-Harutyun Khachatryan Ralph Yirikian- the General Director of VivaCell-MTS- the General Sponsor of the Festival.

 The competition film programme and the Board of Jury of this year were presented.

 Atom Egoyan- the Honorary Director of the Festival delivered a welcome speech and announced the «Parajanov Thaler» award to be granted to Aznavour.

 «Hover» Chamber Choir (Artistic Director and Principle Conductor- Sona Hovhannissyan), the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia (Artistic Director and Principle Conductor- Sergey Smbatyan) and soloists of the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Armenia presented selected pieces of their art.

 A short documentary presenteing Aznavour's visit to Armenia in 1963 was screened. The ceremony was closed with the performance of Aznavour's renowned «Pour Toi Armenia» by a children's choir led by N.Gyurjinyan.   

 The ceremony was followed by the screening of «Shoot the Piano Player» (dir.: Francois Truffaut) starring Aznavour.

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