In Armenia, opened the annual film festival “Golden apricot”. To choose the best picture of the year will be an international jury. Among the guests were stars from around the world: for example, Mexican Director Carlos Reygadas, who is called a disciple of Tarkovsky. The first film of the competitive program looked the correspondent channel “WORLD 24” Arpi Adamyan.
On the red carpet of one of the first founder of the festival Harutyun Khachatryan with his wife. Says this festival will not be the same as before.
“Golden apricot-2019″ is different from the previous ones, this year we have a new team. It consists of young talented leaders. They have interesting ideas and thinking. They chose a wonderful guest, design. Everything is new,” said Khachatryan.
The festival opened with the film Joon-Ho pona, a Director from South Korea. The tragicomedy “the Parasites” has already received the “Palme d’or” at the Cannes festival.
16 “Golden apricot” applications were submitted by about 800 participants. However, in the competition program consisted of little more than a hundred films. Many of them already shown at the most prestigious film festivals in the world, but there are premieres.
“I’m the Director of the film “I’ll be back home.” We the film was shot in Armenia a year ago in the village of Movses. The film is about how a boy waiting for the Saro from the war father. The film is about that when a man says that he gets home, he keeps his word,” – shared Director Darya Shumakova.
This year the organizers decided: the genre restrictions will not. Another innovation: in the framework of the festival will be held training sessions for new Directors. To work with young people will be Armenian and foreign filmmakers.
In different years of the festival of Yerevan visited the world-famous actors and Directors, including Darren Aronofsky and Ornella Muti.