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.


(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.

I Live (12+)

Armenia , 2009, colour, 50 min.
Director: Armen Khachatryan
She doesn’t know who she is. Just an 18-year-old girl, fragile, lonely, self-contained, who wants to get on her feet, to acquire her own self-esteem, and to love. Perhaps those thefts, fights, and suicides belong to the past now. She wants to study, work, and be creative. In short, she is just trying to live.