This is the 6th edition of the traditional “Cinema Autumn”, initiated by the National Cinema Centre of Armenia and Yerevan State University Cultural Centre. 2015 “Cinema Autumn” is dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide.
“This year we will show films on theme of genocide. And these will be the pictures, produced not only in Armenia. Foreign movies on Armenian topics will be in focus,” - says the representative of the National Cinema Centre of Armenia Ashot Hambardzumyan.
On October 7, the first film was shown – “1915” by Karin Hovhannisyan. The premier of this film was held in April. This film tells us about the generations of genocide survivors.
Exactly one century after the Armenian Genocide, the mystical director decides to stage a performance in one of the theaters of Los Angeles that will pay tribute to the victims of the Armenian Genocide. Since the topic was controversial, opponents of the idea surround the theater, and these strange events spread fear among the producer and actors. It seems that the director’s idea is pretty dangerous and souls of the past are everywhere.
“We together with the coauthor Alek Muhibyan took the great responsibility to finish the film before the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. We knew it will not be an ordinary film,” - said at the premiere of the film director and script writer Karin Hovhannisyan.
The author of the soundtracks is Serj Tankian who says this is one of the best scripts he has ever read: “I received so many emotions that I immediately wrote several themes. I tried to merge elements of rock and ethnic music.”
The film screening was attended by students from different faculties, who actively participated in the discussion held afterwards.
The screenings are held every week on Wednesdays at YSU Cultural Centre.
“We organize many movie premieres right here, because it is important to work with students, and the cultural life of our university is very active. Experience has shown that these discussions are very important for the creators of the films,” - added Mr. Hambardzumyan.