13.05.2015 | 
Culture
“TURNING POINT” IS A FEATURE FILM ABOUT LOVE
“TURNING POINT” IS A FEATURE FILM ABOUT LOVE
At the initiative of YSU Cultural Centre’s Cinema Club the film “Turning Point” was shown today.

Armen Simonyan’s feature film’s premiere took place on March 6 at “Moscow” Cinema House. And today the students also had the opportunity to watch the film.

 

“I wanted to make a love story, which can be anyone’s story, regardless of nationality and status - just a human story. I think I have managed to do it. I am waiting for the comments of the audience,” - said Armen Simonyan.

 

The young director is sure his first feature film experience is successful, though sees some drawbacks. This is mostly due to the lack of financial resources. Armen Simonyan stressed on the importance of avoiding slang expressions, which has become common today, and many directors say the dialogue in literary Armenian makes the speech artificial.

 

The melodrama features French-Armenian actor Yervand Muryan and young actress Hripsime Sargsyants. The shootings were carried out mainly in Yerevan.

 

The heroine of the film after the first unsuccessful romance decides never to fall in love again, but the love finds her unexpectedly. This time romance is with a married man. Heroes have to make a decision in a difficult psychological situation. Here the director of the film shows his approach.

 

YSU Cultural Centre’s Director Karine Davtyan said although Armen Simonyan has no professional education, however, he has managed to express his ideas: “This film first and foremost raises the issues of ethical values that are at endangered today: family, home, friends, friendship, etc.”

 

The screening was followed by a discussion and the students came up with their own comments.

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