Each Wednesday in October at 16:00 YSU Cultural Centre Cinema Club organizes screenings of films made in the period of last year. The first screening was held on October 9. Our students watched the film “Garegin Nzhdeh”, directed by Hrach Keshishyan.
As in previous years, this year also the teams that have made the film participate in the events. Screenwriter Krist Manaryan and Director Hrach Keshishyan welcomed the students and presented the picture in a few words.
“Naturally the heritage of Nzhdeh is so great that it was not possible to present it in one film. We have made an attempt to pick up the pieces and create it applying the fragmental principle. We have tried to draw parallels between the reality and all we have at our disposal, I would say from “KGB archives”. It is exactly what you watch now today,” - said Hrach Keshishyan, who, by the way, noticed that is also YSU alumnus. In 1987-1992 he studied at the Faculty of Radiophysics.
The version of the film the duration of which is 146 minutes was shown at YSU and the duration of the TV version is about 4 hours.
“This time we have chosen the movies which were some kind of a sensation. And this year we launched the cooperation with the Military Institute of the RA Ministry of Defense. So, the students of the institute also participate in the screenings,”- said the Director of YSU Cultural Centre Karine Davtyan.
YSU Vice-rector on Students, Alumni and Public Relations Ruben Markosyan says it is somehow symbolic that the cooperation with the Military Institute started right with the screening of this movie and assured they will also organize joint conferences, seminars and discussions.
It should be noted that in the next few weeks more film screenings will be organized: Arsen Azatyan’s “Glass Pendant” (112 minutes), Ruben Kochar’s “My Name is Viola” (106 minutes), as well as “Parajanov” (96 minutes) by Serzh Avetikyan and Elena Fetisova.