ARMENIAN PAVILION OPENED AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
- Armenian pavilion has opened at 65th Cannes Film Festival.
According to spokesperson of Armenian National Film Center Ruzanna Bagratunyan, the pavilion will operate until May 25. Armenian delegation is headed by Film Center director Gevorg Gevorgyan.
The pavilion features about 15 film projects, scripts and incomplete movies. Film directors Hovhannes Galstyan, Arsen Arakelyan, Armen Ronov and representatives of Hayk film studio are currently in Cannes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 65th Cannes Film Festival kicked off Wednesday, May 16 night with the world premiere of Wes Anderson's quirky summer camp love story Moonrise Kingdom, following a star-powered opening night ceremony.
Anderson and the film's cast - Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton,Edward Norton, Bill Murray plus child stars Jared Gilmanand Kara Hayward hiked up the famous red carpet steps of Cannes' Palais.
This year too, PanARMENIAN Photo reporter Vahan Stepanyan will cover the whole course of the festival from start to finish through photos and interesting materials.
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- 1871 Birth of Nikoghos Adonts (armenologist) in Brnakot, Sisian province. He died in 1943.
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