The effort is part of the “Golden Apricot on Wheels,” which for the second year has taken the festival films to Akhalkalak to allow Armenian residents of Javakhk to experience the acclaimed festival.
One of the films going to Akhalkalak is “The Other Bank,” by Georgian director Georgi Ovashvili and was the winner of the main prize at the festival. Harutiune Khachatryan’s documentary “Boundary” will also be part of the films being screened in Javakhk.
”Such cultural programs are mainly aimed to bridge the gap between Armenia and Georgia,” Ashot Melkonyan, director of the Institute of Armenian History, told a press conference Tuesday in Yerevan. “We must remember that Javakhk shouldn’t become a bone of contention between our countries, on the contrary, it should bring the two together,” he said
”Golden Apricot on wheels” will opened at the Akhalkalak Cultural Center with screening of Sergei Paradjanov’s masterpiece, “The Color of Pomegranates,” which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year.
According to Khachatryan, the festival director, “Golden Apricot on Wheels” will travel to other Armenian-populated regions of Georgia next year.
“Golden Apricot on Wheels” is a partnership with the Tbilisi International Film Festival and the National Cinema Center of Georgia.