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Armen Khachatryan

is an independent director, scriptwriter, and producer. He was born in Yerevan in 1961. In 1984, he graduated from the Russian State University of Cinematography (S.E. Medynsky workshop). In 1984-2015, he worked at “Armenfilm” and “HAYK” film studios. He took part in creating more than 45 documentary and fiction films. His films were shown in almost 50 countries across Europe, Asia, and America and he is laureate of many awards. Currently, Armen is at the head of creative workshops in Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Film where he is a professor. He is also a member of Armenian Film Academy.

FILMOGRAPHY

(Selected Filmography) Only 4 Hours, 1990; Republic Armenia, 1994; Roaming Alone, 1998; Black Moon, 2001; Fairy-Tale of a Winged Horse 2002; Under Constellation of Pisces, 2004; Hope, Faith, Love, 2006; Grigor Gurzadyan, 2007; I Live, 2009; Steel Gates, 2010; We Exist… 2012; My Border, 2012; Return, or We Exist…2, 2014; The Wall of Dreams, 2014; Last Wish, 2016.

Last Wish (16+)

Armenia , 2016, colour, 90 min.
Director: Armen Khachatryan
It is more than 6 years now that a ravaging civil war in Syria turned into a religious, one that has now become an epicentre of human slaughter and destruction. This film is about Syrian Armenians who escaped horrors of war and found safety in Armenia; many of them are in poor financial and psychological state. They left their family members, relatives, and friends behind. In that burning country, they left their ruined and looted apartments, churches, cemeteries, and memories... They miss and suffer, dream and remem- ber, they pray... and they make an effort to start anew.

AWARDS

Festival «EVRASIA.DOC» (Belorussia, 2017) – Main Award.