Harutyun Khachatryan’s movie wins at Turin Film Festival
Harutyun Khachatryan’s movie wins at Turin Film Festival –
ARMENPRESS – “Endless Escape, Eternal Return” by Armenian filmmaker Harutyun Khachatryan won Best International Documentary at 33nd Turin Film Festival. The movie was also awarded 5000 Euros. 10 other movies had been introduced in the same nomination from the United States, France, Germany, UK, Brazil, Belgium, Syria and others. Harutyun Khachatryan stated this at the course of the press conference held on December 3. Among other things, the filmmaker noted that issues of great concern for the Armenian people have been introduced in the movie.
Between the late 1980s and early 1990s, three history-making events shook Armenia: independence from the Soviet Union, which redrew the geography of an entire portion of the world; the war with Azerbaijan for control of Nagorno-Karabakh; and a devastating
earthquake. These episodes forced many Armenians to leave their homeland. Including a man who today lives in Moscow and retraces for us his journey as an exile, which has lasted over twenty years.
Harutyun Khachatryan was born in Akhalkalak, Georgia. He graduated in 1981 from the Film Division of the Department of Culture of the Armenian State Pedagogical University. Between 1981-1986, he worked as an assistant to director and film director at the Armenian Documentary Studio and between 1987-2005 he worked in Hayfilm aka Armenfilm Studio as director and producer. He directed films that were awarded prizes at various international film festivals. In 2003, he received Armenian Government Award and obtained recognition as Honored Artist of the Republic of Armenia. Director of Golden Apricot Fcd, is also co-founder and General Director of Yerevan International Film Festival since 2004.