The 15th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival will officially open on 8 July with the a special performance of Hover Chamber Choir, the director of the festival’s opening and closing ceremonies, Hrant Movsisyan told a news conference on Friday.
Raffi Movsisyan, a film critic of the festival, informed that apart from the main program, the festival will also feature exhibitions dedicated to the festival’s activities of the past 15 years. He says the event will bring world-famous filmmakers to Armenia, stressing inviting them to Armenia took many years of work.
American director, screenwriter and producer Darren Aronofsky will be the honorary guest at this year’s Golden Apricot, Movsisyan said.
“Within the framework of the festival, we will have the opportunity not only to meet the famous director, but also to watch three of his films – “Mother!”, “Black Swan” and “The Fountain”,” he added.
Italian filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi will also arrive in Yerevan to attend the festival, with a master class by the director planned within the Golden Apricot.
The 15th edition of the Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival will run till 15 July.