Fatih Akin:

We committed Genocide, but don't want to talk about it

March 21, 2015
Fatih Akin
The Cut, a film by Fatih Akin, a German director of Turkish descent, centers on a survivor of the Armenian Genocide, Nazaret Manoogian, who lost his family and learnt years later that his twin daughters may have been left alive. He goes on a quest to find them and eventually reaches North Dakota. The 138-minute English-language film is scribed by Akin and ethnic Armenian Mardik Martin. On January 30, Yerevan hosted a private screening of The Cut. In a conversation with PanARMENIAN.Net, Akin spoke about the film, his position on the Armenian Genocide and more.

Khachatur Almazian:

Emir Kusturica master of all trades

October 23, 2014
Khachatur Almazian
Almazian Symphony ensemble directed by Armenian violinist Khachatur Almazian and Serbian cellist Tamara Savic recorded an OST to Emir Kusturica’s “On The Milky Road” starring the Serbian helmer and Italy’s sweetheart Monica Bellucci. Almazian Symphony released its first album in 2013 in France, in cooperation with Sony Music Entertainment and France TV National. In a conversation with PanARMENIAN.Net, Khachatur Almazian shared details of his cooperation with Kusturica.

Dr. Roger Craik:

A cosmopolitan poet, who can’t stand social networks

April 10, 2014
Dr. Roger Craik
Dr. Roger Craik, Associate Professor of English at Kent State University, Ashtabula, visited Yerevan at the invitation of the American University of Armenia to give a series of lectures on the craft of writing poetry. English by birth and educated at the universities of Reading and Southampton, Dr. Craik has worked as a journalist, TV critic and chess columnist. Before coming to the U.S. in 1991, he worked in Turkish universities and was awarded a Beineke Fellowship to Yale in 1990. His poems have appeared in Romanian, and from 2013-14 he is a Fulbright Scholar at Oradea University in Romania.

Tigran Hamasyan:

Any freedom is a thought-out self restraint

August 27, 2013
Tigran Hamasyan
Ahead of the release of his Shadow Theater album, well-known jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan shared the history and details of its creation, fusion of jazz and Armenian music, and many other thoughts with PanARMENIAN.Net.

Atom Egoyan:

About Yerevan, Aznavour and career

July 11, 2013
Atom Egoyan
Armenian-Canadian film director Atom Egoyan is in Yerevan to participate in the Golden Apricot International Film Festival (GAIFF) for the tenth consecutive year. He not only accepted a photo session request from PanARMENIAN Photo but also agreed to answer some questions from PanARMENIAN.Net news agency.

Alizé Oswald and Xavier Michel:

Aliose glad to see their songs promote French language

March 24, 2012
Alizé Oswald and Xavier Michel
Popular Swiss band Aliose is currently performing in Armenia within the framework of Francophonie season; this is Switzerland's contribution to the month of Francophonie (mois de la francophonie) organized in Armenia. The concert is initiated by the Swiss Embassy in Armenia in collaboration with KASA Foundation. Aliose was founded five years ago as a duet, with new members joining the band later. PanARMENIAN.Net presents an interview with Alizé Oswald and Xavier Michel from Aliose.

Claudia Cardinale:

I like to change and I like to make films with crazy directors

July 13, 2010
Claudia Cardinale
She is a woman who lived over 130 lives in films shot by most famous directors. She won the hearts of most handsome men but always avoided their “traps”. Through the role of mother in Henri Verneuil’s Mayrig film, the actress knew about Armenia. Legendary Claudia Cardinale tells about her life in an interview with PanARMENIAN.Net.

Eduard Nazarov:

Adults should follow children's example in many cases

October 31, 2009
Eduard Nazarov
Director, actor, script writer and animator - all this is not enough for characterizing Eduard Nazarov, painter and director of Winnie the Pooh (1969), Winnie the Pooh Goes Visiting (1971) and Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1972). The great artist was visiting Yerevan in the frameworks of Fifth International Festival of Children's and Youth Films. An interview with him came to reveal that heroes of favorite cartoons necessarily shred common features with the author. Unfortunately, Nazarov's illustrations no longer used in tales and poems about Alan Alexander Miln's hero.

Harutyun Khachatryan:

It's easy to shoot films about glossy life and eulogize it

March 13, 2009
Harutyun Khachatryan
Harutyun Khachatryan's Border documentary was first screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam late January. Besides, the Armenian director signed a memorandum on cooperation between Golden Apricot and Film Festival Rotterdam. Harutyun Khachatryan shares his impressions with PanARMENIAN.Net.

Veniamin Smekhov:

Yerevan's new image gladdens the eye

December 3, 2007
Veniamin Smekhov
Russia is not only a strategic partner and ally for Armenia. Our countries are united by a community of cultures, regard for cultural heritage and people. Russian actors have always been welcome visitors to Armenia. Arrival of Russian and world cinema stars such as Veniamin Smekhov, Armen Jigarkhanyan, Alexander Shirvindt and Igor Kostolevsky to Armenia was traditionally an outstanding event. People's Artist of Russia and author Veniamin Smekhov shared impressions with PanARMENIAN.Net.