August 19, 2017 - 14:05 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - A leading Russian film company is preparing to start filming the first-ever feature film about world famous Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian, Rusarminfo reports.
"Saber dance", as the movie is aptly called, was written and will be directed by Yusup Razykov, while Ruben Dishdishyan's Mars Media is attached to produce. Production will begin in 2018 and will take place on the territory of Russia and Armenia.
"The film is set in 1942, when the Kirov (Mariinsky) theater was evacuated to the Urals, where Aram Khachaturyan had just finished composing the ballet 'Gayane'", Rusarminfo cited company representative Tigran Manasyan as saying.
In all probability, the movie will hit theaters in late 2018 or early 2019.
Khachaturian was the most renowned Armenian composer of the 20th century and the author of the first Armenian ballet music, symphony, concerto, and film score. He is highly respected in Armenia, where he is considered a "national treasure".