Golden Apricot passions flaring up

Review of June 22-27 cultural events.

June 27, 2010
Renowned Claudia Cardinale, who co-starred in Henri Verneuil’s Mayrig (Mother) film, will attend the opening ceremony of the festival. The actress will be awarded a silver copy of a thaler made by Sergei Parajanov during the years of his imprisonment.

Past week was an intrigue for cinema and music lovers

Review of cultural June 14-20 events.

June 21, 2010
Organizers of the 7th Golden Apricot Film Festival continue revealing secrets regarding the event. It became known that the opening and closing ceremonies will be conducted by Serge Avedikian, the winner of Palme d'Or. The festival will open with the screening of Henri Verneuil’s Mayrig (Mother) film by will open. This year, the program includes more films. The core of the festival will be German film director Eric Friedler’s Catastrophe documentary dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Past week was the week of intercultural cooperation

Review of June 7-13 cultural events.

June 17, 2010
Secretary of the Armenian National Security Council Arthur Baghdasaryan met with Eurasia academy president Oleg Poptsov, rector of Moscow Institute of TV and Radio Vasily Karelsky, political observer Leonid Ioffe and rector of the Armenian Academy of TV and Radio hamlet Ghushyan to discuss information security and digitalization issues. “Armenian-Russian cultural ties need to be expanded,” the NSC Secretary said.

Oldest shoe in the world found in Armenian cave

The discovery came in a cave in the Vayotz Dzor region of Armenia, near the settlement of Areni which is known for its wine industry.

June 11, 2010
Oldest shoe in the world found in Armenian cave
Archeologists have found the oldest shoe in the world. The discovery came in a cave in the Vayotz Dzor region of Armenia, near the settlement of Areni which is known for its wine industry.

Past week was a week of Armenian cinema and intercultural cooperation

Review of May 31-June 6 cultural events.

June 11, 2010
One of the major cultural events of the past week was screening of “From Ararat to Zion” documentary which was watched by 20 000 people in Moscow cinema. Besides being named the best Documentary-Europe of the Swansea Film Festival in UK, the film was selected for the finals of 8 other festivals and will also be presented ay Moscow Film Festival and Docuwest Festival in Colorado.

Eurovision over, passions continue

French businessman of Syrian descent Omar Harfouch has accused Azerbaijan of falsifying the voting results of 2010 Eurovision Song Contest.

June 4, 2010
May 29 was the day all were waiting impatiently. From the very beginning, Eva Rivas’s Apricot Stone was screened with mystery. Some said that David Copperfield will make an apricot tree grow at the stage for a huge fee. Participation of famous duduk player Djivan Gasparyan was also questioned.

Yerevan acquires new charm

Review of May 17-23 cultural events.

May 27, 2010
On May 18, the International Museum Day, Armenian museums opened their doors for visitors again, with the slogan Museums for Social Harmony. Director of the International Council of Museums Office in Armenia, Hasmik Haroyan, said that the principle of social harmony is in the availability of museums, exhibits, entire cultural heritage for all groups of population, including disabled people.

Past week presented a gift for culture lovers in Armenia and beyond it

Review of May 10-16 cultural events.

May 20, 2010
Marking the Night of Museums along with the other countries across the globe, Armenia opened the doors of its museums, offering various expositions, performances and concerts. Students’ art exhibition dedicated to Time Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost their lives during the World War II organized jointly by the UN Office in Armenia and Yerevan State Academy of Arts featured 60 works of art, including graphics, paintings, batiks, ceramics and statues were displayed at UN house, attracting the attention of students, professors, international community, civil society groups, media and general public.

Armenia welcomed international festivals participants last week

Review of May 3-9 cultural events.

May 13, 2010
The last week can be described as an Armenian international cultural week. Armenia welcomed participants of international festivals and hosted film screenings.

Armenian Genocide, Victory Day, globalization problems and their reflection in Armenia’s cultural life

Review of April 26-May 2 cultural events.

May 6, 2010
During the past week, Armenia’s cultural life was influenced by the 95th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Famous cultural workers were speculating whether the art can really promote international recognition of the first Genocide of the 20th century.