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Levon Mkrtchyan


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Armenian film director

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Levon Mkrtchyan (Armenian: Լևոն Մկրտչյան; Russian: Левон Гайкович Мкртчян; born February 25, 1953 in Leninakan (now Gyumri) is an Armenian director known for his documentaries, "Davit Anhaght," "Charentz: Known and Unknown Sides", "Jean Garzu", "Mesrop Mashtots", "My Komitas", "And There Was Light", "The Manuscript of Independence" which was dedicated to the 10th anniversary of independence of Armenia (1991–2001), and many more. He is an award-winning director who has received the highest award of the Soviet Union, the Lenin award (the Armenian Academy Award). He has earned numerous awards for his documentaries that have kept the Armenian spirit alive. His last prestigious award during the Golden Eagle film festival he has received for his film "The Manuscript of Independence," in the Best Documentary category. He studied in the Directing Department of the Yerevan Fine Arts and Theater Institute. In 1978, he released his debut short film The Muses. In 1984, he graduated from the Directing Department of VGIK in Moscow. Since 1978, he has shot thirty-three documentaries. He filmed and has an archive about well known Armenians, including the only film footage on Hovhannes Shiraz, footage on Charles Aznavour visiting Armenia after the 1988 earthquake, the funeral of William Saroyan (1908–1981). He has also been great friends and film partners with the legendary director Sergei Parajanov (1924–1990) and has a rare footage of him, including the last days of his life.


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  • 1983: On the Path to Eternity Poet (Hovhannes Shiraz)
  • 1984: Paruyr Sevak (Paruyr Sevak kam Yeghici Luys)
  • 1987: Gyumri (Leninakan) (narration by Azat Gasparyan)
  • 1987: Charents - Known and Unknown Sides script by Levon Mkrtchyan
  • 1988: Mesrop Mashtots ռեժիսոր՝ Լեվոն Մկրտչյան, (narration by Sos Sargisyan)
  • 1989: Gurfew (Paretayin Jam, Paretayin zjam)
  • 1989: Charles Aznavour Armenia 1989
  • 1990: General Andranik (narration by Khoren Abrahamyan)
  • 1993: Armenian Kingdom of Kilikia -In film were removed, president F.Miteran, painter Garzu, Aznavour, Levon Ter Petrosian, professor Clode Mutafian.
  • "Armenian Cilicia, France Part 1 director Levon Mkrtchyan - YouTube". Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  • "YouTube - Armenian Cilicia, France Part 2 director Levon Mkrtchyan". Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  • 2001: And There Was Light (1700 years of Christian Armenia, Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, stars: by Sos Sargsyan It also was acted in Andrey Tarkovsky Solaris (1972 film) and Nare Mkrtchyan.
  • 2002: The Manuscript of Independence] (Մատյան Անկախության, Matyan Ankakhutyan), (Levon Ter-Petrosian, Catholicos Vazgen A, Vazgen Sargsyan, Robert Kocharyan, Vano Siradeghyan, Serj Sargsyan, Vazgen Manukyan, Gohar Gasparyan).
  • 2005: Hovhannes Shiraz: A Documentary 43min. / Hovhannes Shiraz / Оганес Шираз
  • "Հովհաննես Շիրազ / Hovhannes Shiraz / Оганес Шираз". Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  • 1996: 5 years in Armenia - Loris Tjeknavorian
  • 2007: We Love Armenia (DSA Armenia USA)
  • Publications

  • - Les DOCUMENTARY Films of the ARMENIAN Soviet Republic Berlin 1990
  • - ARMENIAN Association of FILM - Critics and CINEMA - journalistS 1924–1999
  • - Armenians - author Toros Toranian, Aleppo - SYRIA 1998 - Թող Հայաստանը Խոսի
  • References

    Levon Mkrtchyan Wikipedia

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