HELSINKI, Finland (Combined Sources) – Over the weekend, Jivan Avetistan’s “The Last Inhabitant” won “Best Feature” at the Scandinavian International Film Festival. Film actor Actor Aleksandr Khachatryan also won “Best Actor.”
“The Last Inhabitant” was named the best among 10 movies and was the only film to win in two categories.
The Scandinavian Film Festival launched last Wednesday, October 25 in Helsinki, Finlad. “The Last Inhabitant” was screened at the closing of the festival on October 28.
A co-production of five countries, the movie is based on Tsovinar Khachatryan’s short story “Gyurjevan’s Last Inhabitant.” With the script co-written by Masis Baghdasaryan, the music, performed by Hover Chamber Choir and the National Philharmonic Orchestra was written by Serj Tankian. The movie was filmed in Khachmach village, Artsakh.
The film cast features renowned actors from Iran, Lithuania, Greece, USA, Russia, and Armenia.
The “The Last Inhabitant’s” international promotion started with a screening at the Venice Production Bridge of the Venice International Film Festival in Italy. The Armenian premiere took place in the scope of the 13th edition of the Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival (GAIFF).
In the last several months, the film was screened in Lebanon, the US, Russia, Iran, Finland, Sweden, and the Netherlands. Additional screenings have been scheduled.