Well-known French filmmaker Robert Gedikian is in Armenia to shoot a film about the Armenian Genocide. A reliable source has told ArmInfo that Gedikian will stay in Armenia for six days. Besides Armenia the film will be shot in France, Lebanon and some other countries and will star among other actors Serge Avedikian and Simon Abkarian.
The press service of Armenia's Culture Ministry reports that nine people applied for the post. Only two of them qualified for the second round. Andranik Arzumanyan and Gagik Manasyan.
An unknown paining by Ivan K. Aivazovsky has been found during construction activities in the garret of a residential building in Yerevan, Armenia.
"Parajanov" film co-director Olena Fetisova has boycotted Armenia's State Award because of Armenia's stance on the Crimean referendum.
Ara Shiraz was born in 1941 in Yerevan. In 1966 he graduated from Yerevan Theatrical Institute. He participated in different exhibitions in Armenia and abroad. From 1968 he was member of Armenia's Artists Union. His works were exhibited in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tbilisi, Beirut, Los Angeles, Chicago, Montreal, New York, London, Paris. Ara Shiraz is characterized with his monumental sculptural works of art such as the monuments of Baruyr Sevag (Yerevan, 1974), Yeghishe Charents (Charentsavan, 1977), Alexander Miasnikyan (Yerevan, 1980), and William Saroyan (Yerevan's Pantheon, 1991).
A number of public figures around the world requested the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 to Akram Aylisli, an Azerbaijani writer "who demonstrated amazing courage in the cause of overcoming hostility between the peoples of Azerbaijan and Armenia", APA reports.
ArmenTel (Beeline trademark) and British Council Armenia have announced regional start to the 12th British Film Festival. Throughout March people in Gavar, Goris and Gyumri will be able to watch the best British films.
The company's CEO Artak Barseghyan showed the guests the Peace Cask, a barrel built in 2001 on the occasion of the visit of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs and containing brandy produced in 1994 – the year when the cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh was declared. The cask is supposed to be opened on the day the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is settled.
I have shared my love for legendary Piaf with Armenian spectators, Patricia Kaas, French singer and actress told reporters in Yerevan on 10 March. French singer Patricia Kaas performed in Yerevan on Sunday, on the eve of the official opening of a Two- Month Francophonie Season in Armenia. She performed her last album "Kaas Chante Piaf" as tribute to legendary Edith Piaf.
On 4th March a meeting was held between Secretary of the State Commission on the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Director of Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Hayk Demoyan and Jacques Fredj, Director of the Shoah Memorial in Paris.
It is not accidentally that such small country as Armenia has become the World's Chess Champion for three times, said Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Head of FIDE, at the opening of the European 15th Individual Chess Championship to be held on March 2-15 in Yerevan. The Championship is dedicated to the memory of the World 9th Champion Tigran Petrosyan.
According to Pre-Parliament public interest group, several dozens of people visited Garni, collected the debris in bags and delivered it to Yerevan leaving the debris near the building of the Culture Ministry. Activists threaten with more serious steps unless the construction is stopped. Activists Yeghia Nersisyan and Gevorg Safary6an were taken to the Police for soiling the territory of the Ministry and then set free in 1.5 hour.
The project to build a cafe near Garni Temple is illegal, historian Vahe Atanesyan told journalists on Friday.
ArmInfo’s interview with Narek Duryan, well-known Armenian actor and director
Armenian Culture Minister Hasmik Poghosyan has come out for construction of a cafe near the pagan temple of Garni. "Why not if the construction of the cafe does not imply damaging the cultural layer?" said Poghosyan at today's press conference. "No bad project will become a reality", she said.
The legendary Armenian sportsman Shavarsh Karapetyan's feat will be filmed. The project is being worked out by Logos Film Company (Russia). The company's official website says that the film will be entitled "The Twenty Lives".