7th GOLDEN APRICOT will again have a rich program

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7th GOLDEN APRICOT will again have a rich program GOLDEN APRICOT 7th International Film Festival will be held on 11-18 July in Yerevan, again with the help of the true partners: the Ministry of Culture as a state support and VivaCell MTS as the general sponsor.

This year the festival has received about 500 applications from 75 countries, among them, the first time in the history of the festival, from Jordan, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Costa Rica and others. The competition will be held in the same format: the best films chosen from the applications will compete in 3 programs - International feature films, International Documentaries and Armenian Panorama.

7th GOLDEN APRICOT will be emphasized with Armenian cinema. A special tribute will be paid to several filmmakers consecrated to Armenian cinema: the festival will celebrate 85th anniversary of director Henrik Malyan, the 80 year of beloved actors Mher Mkrtchyan and Khoren Abrahamyan, the cameraman Albert Yavuryan’s 75th anniversary, as well as the actor Armen Djigarkhanyan’s, who is still active in his career at the age of 75. These well known names of Armenian cinema will be presented with special posters, short videos; their films will be screened with English subtitles. On the occession of his anniversary, a book will be published about Albert Yavuryan, which will include also his memories.

For the appreciation of Armenian cinema 2 other special programs will be held to represent 2 world-known Armenian directors from Diaspora and celebrate their anniversaries: Henri Verneuil – 90 and Atom Egoyan – 50. The birthday of Canadian-Armenian famous director and festival’s honorary president Atom Egoyan will be celebrated with his presence.

“Yerevan premiers” will also present a rich program of different films, among them “The classmates” by Sergei Solovyov, “Honey” by Semih Kaplanoglu, one of the winners in Berlinale, “Ward No 6” by the Armenian-Russian director Karen Shahnazarov, “Revisited” by the famous Polish director Kshishtof Zanussi, “Sole Kitchen” by the German director with Turikish discent, Fatih Akin, also Amrican Rob Nilson’s “Imbued” and others.

GOLDEN APRICOT will again hold retrospective screenings of several world-known directors; also will present a special Russian program on the occasion of the 65th Anniversary of Victory.

 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
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