Day the Second

Back 10 July 2012 17:07
Day the Second

GAIFF second day started as usual with press conferences. This time documentaries “Armenian Rhapsody” by Cesar Gananian, Cassiana Der-Haroutiounyan, Gary Gananian, “Sare-Voyage” by Anna Terean, “Arno” by Eduard Hambardzoumyan and shorts- “Bolis” by Eric Nazarian, “The Seventh” by Luska Khalapyan, “Me Too” by Lilit Movsisyna, “Bad Father” by Tigran Avetikyan were presented to the journalists. At the third press conference Armen Mazmanian, Vahagn Grigoryan and Karen Babadjanyan presented their feature fiction “It’s Me”. The feature fiction “Joan and the Voices” by Michael Vatinyan which is not only in the competition program of the Armenian Panorama but will also have its Yerevan Premiere in the frames of the festival was presented by Ms. Armine Anda-the producer, co-writer and the leading actress of the film.

Another important event of the day was the opening of Armenia-Turkey Cinema Platform. This was followed by the Master Class of renowned Russian documentarist Marina Razbezhkina.

The second part of the day was full of important and highly interesting screenings and premieres. With the screening of “Wuthering Heights” by Andrea Arnold the program “Book and Cinema” was launched. This was followed by the screening of “Moscow Elegy” by Alexander Sokurov and “Andrei” by Arsen Azatyan and Narine Mkrtchyan as Tribute to Andrei Tarkovsky.

Another event of highest appreciation was the Master Class of Victor Erice for schoolchildren at TUMO Center for Creative Technologies which was followed by the screening of Erice’s “The South” at Moscow Cinema. The latter was the start for Vicor Erice’s Retrospective program in the frames of the festival.

Despite the short rain the festival night continued with open air jazz concert at Charles Aznavour square and open air film screenings at Bogossian Gardens.


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