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DAY FOUR. JULY 11

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DAY FOUR. JULY 11

The morning press conferences of GOLDEN APRICOT fourth day presented four documentaries from Armenian Panorama Competition program- “I Left My Shoes in Istambul” by Nigol Bezjian, “Voyage to Amasia” by Erik Khachikian and “Grandma’s Tattoos” Suzanne Khardalian. Vlerie Massadian’s “Nana” feature fiction from Armenian Panorama program was also presented. By the way the film had its Yerevan Premiere tonight and the Q&A on it was later continued at late night club discussions. The conferences agenda also included two films’ presentations from Yerevan Premieres of Non-Competition program dedicated to two great Armenian artists Yervand Kochar and Arshil Gorky: Ruben Kochar’s “Yervand Kochar. Painting in Space” and Cosma Spender’s “Withut Gorky” were presented to the journalists.

In the afternoon probably one of the most touching events of this year festival took place- Mass, commemorating Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, Theodoros Angelopoulos at St. Zoravor Church which was followed by special soire dedicated to the three remarkable figures of world cinema. Tonino Guerra’s and Theodoros Angelopulos’s wives were present at the events. The Soiree agenda included screenings of documentaries telling about the directors.

Michael Obstrup’s Master Class was held also on July 11 as well as the Tolma Festival was launched in Sardarapad where many of the Festival guests partcipated.

The evening screenings of the festival included Yerevan Premieres of such films as “Barbara” by Christian Petzold. “Moonrise Kingdom” by Wes Anderson, etc.

As usual the night open-air screenings were held at Bogossian Gardens and Yerevan Zoo. The day was summed up in festive mood of open-air jazz concert on Charles Aznavour Square.

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