Day 4

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Day 4


The fourth day of GOLDEN APRICOT Yerevan 11th Festival started as usual with press conferences. The author-directors of The Abode, (dir.: Lusine Sargsyan), Tevanik, (dir.: Jivan Avetissyan), “Star” (dir.: Anna Melikyan), Andin Armenian Journey Chronicles, (dir.:  Ruben Giney)The Subscriber is Temporarily Unreachable, (dir.: Arman Yeritsyan) and To Start Life Anew. A True Story (dir.: Ivan Tverdovskiy) met the journalists to present their films and answer to the questions.

A public debate in the frames of Cinema for Social Change programme was held where legendary political figure Adam Mikhnik, renowned film critic Richard Pena, Nune Sargsyan, a journalist and other experts at Nairi cinema in the afternoon.

The highlight of the day was the press cocktail which was realized by the generous support of Yerevan Brandy Company, our dedicated partner of many years. It is important to note that the ARARAT arts collection which depicts the most remarkable moments of the Armenian art people was enriched by the release of new production of “Akhtamar” cognac with a unique packaging a few months ago on the occasion of the Anniversary of Sergei Parajanov. The sacred visualisations of the “Colour of Pommegranat” of Parajanov have served a

s an inspiration for the creation of this packaging. Arguably, the incredibly rich and emotionally moving history of Akhtamar  can be considered as artistically close to the aesthetics of “The Colour of Pommegranate”. On July 16 the Company made a special gift for one of our most prominent guests, Zia Zhangke granting him the mentioned special Cognac edition.

Apart from this, Vedi Alco, was granted with a special GOLDEN APRICOT medal for a rewarding cooperation.

It is important to note that Ralph Yirikian, the General Manager of VivaCell-MTS was present at the event.

On the second half of the day the “New German Cinema” programme was launched with the screening of Inbetween Worlds by Feo Aladag. The screening was preceded with opening speeches of the Ambassador of Germany in Armenia, H.E. Mr. Morell, the director of Goethe Institute in Tbilisi and Mrs. Susanna HArutyunyan, the Artistic Director of the Festival. Mrs. Susanna was honored to grant the Goethe Institute with a GOLDEN APRICOT medal. 

A meeting with Gideon Koppel was held at TUMO centre.

In the evening some of our guests attended the DOLMA festival in Sardarapat, and others - the Cadance concert at Gafesjian Arts Centre. The evening agenda included the meeting with Ken Davidian at Henrik Malian theatre, as well as the Yerevan Premiere of “Barbaric Land” by Yervand Gianikian and Angella Ricci Lucci. The day was wrapped by a n open air concert at Charles Aznavour Square and an open air screening at Boghosian Gardens.

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