Two significant cultural events took place on May 1 in Berd, Tavush. After a long pause, the “Arevaberd” cinema again opened its doors. The reopening of the cinema was announced with the Tavush screening of the “Zulali” film.
Prose writer Narine Abgaryan and director, producer Hayk Ordyan were honored to cut the red ribbon announcing the reopening of the “Arevaberd” cinema.
According to Narine Abgaryan, the author of “The Zulali” novel, such events should be repeated often, especially in the border area: “I was present at the premiere, both in Yerevan and in Berd. Both there, and here, I was very excited because the words and criticism of a compatriot are always important for every artist.”
“The fact that “Zulai” has already been shown in Berd is a very important point in my life, after which I should work and create differently… Cinema should finally enter Tavush, and cinema should reach the people of Tavush. The assessments that I should hear from the people of Tavush are very important for me as a creative person,” this is how the director of the film, Hayk Ordyan speaks about his impressions from the Tavush screening of the film.
The film is not very different from the movie. Dialect conversations have been preserved. All the shootings were carried out in Navur and Aygedzor villages of Tavush. The film shows the manners of the villagers and how warm and honest neighbors and relationships with them change everyone’s reality.
The film stars Hermine Stepanyan, Marine Petrosyan, and Artyom Meliqyan.
“In fact, we were waiting for the premiere in Berd more than for the screening of Yerevan because all the feelings we had during the filming in Berd and the great help we got from all the people of Berd was simply indescribable. And we wanted somehow to thank for that; this screening was just a small part of that gratitude. So, I congratulate us for having such an opportunity to show our favorite “Zulali” in Berd,” says Zulali’s actress Hermine Stepanyan.