By Roza Grigoryan
Photos by Armen Simonyan
Moscow Cinema hosts screenings of films by YSITC alumni
On June 18, the Blue Hall of Moscow Cinema hosted screenings of the films that this year’s alumni of Yerevan State Institute of Theater and Cinema presented as diploma works. This time, the films were the diploma works of the students of Ruben Grigoryan’s studio.
Moscow Cinema had provided the alumni of the Institute to see their films on the big screen. Three alumni talked about their films in an interview to

Kristine Ghazaryan, 21, film “In the Mountains”

“This is a documentary film. I read an article about a family who moved to Armenia from Moscow and currently lives in Artsakh. The husband is Armenian, and the wife is Russian. They have decided to not leave the Armenians’ liberated lands empty and live there. The film is about this family. The wife teaches at the local school and considers it a great joy.”
Maneh Grigoryan, 21, film “Your Own Choice”

“My film is about the Molokans living in Armenia. It wasn’t shot in Yerevan, but the villages where the Molokans live. The Molokans have chosen a difficult path by refusing temptations, and they are more innocent and live more happily. I found them on the Internet.”
Aram Asatryan, 25, film “The Airhead”

“My film is the only feature film. I was the only one who took the risk and shot a feature film, which is based on contemporary writer Harutyun Harutyunyan’s short story entitled “The Airhead”. It is a short story that is close to being absurd and tells about a young man who takes thoughtless steps and reveals a police officer’s hidden desire to commit suicide.