By Mariam Hovuni
Photos by Armen Simonyan
13-11-2019
The Festival “Woman” Kicks Off
The 16th International Film Festival “Woman” kicked off in Yerevan.

Within the framework of the festival, films by various women directors around the world have been shown. This is a platform for exchange of experience between Armenian and foreign female filmmakers.

This year, 65 films from 13 countries will be screened during the festival. The festival includes: Short Film Competition, Guest Programs, British Council's "Film from the Reality", Canadian Women Short Films. The film will also feature Margaret von Trotta's film "Looking for Ingmar Bergman", which premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival, with a retrospective screening dedicated to Anies Varda's memory.

As the organizers mentioned, this year there will also be a master class, a roundtable discussion on “Woman and Cinematography”.

The retrospective of the festival will be dedicated to the memory of the grandmother of the French New Wave, Anies Varda, and her famous film "Cleo 5 to 7" will be screened.

The Armenian public will also have the opportunity to watch Margaret von Trotta's film "Looking for Ingmar Bergman", highly acclaimed by international film critics, which premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival.

This year's international guests of the festival are Leslie Anne Coles, director of the Canadian "Woman's Look" film festival and screenwriter Anastasia Gorunova from Russia. The latter will conduct a scriptwriting master class at Yerevan State Institute of Theater and Cinema.

The 16th International Woman's Film Festival is traditionally held in the hall of the Armenian General Benevolent Union. All screenings are free.

The festival will last until November 15.