Three Iranian cities host Armenian Movie Week







Three major Iranian cities (Tehran, Shiraz and Mahshad) organized the screening of Armenian films as part of a weekly cultural program held from 23 to 29 July, reports the Foreign Ministry’s press service.

The Armenian Movie Week offered the participants a great opportunity to share ideas and discuss the history of Armenian film production, as well as consider the modern trends of its development.

Out of the dozens of works submitted for screening, the organizers selected 10 movies by Aram Shahbazyan, Aren Vatyan, Vigen Chaldranyan, Michael Poghosyan and other directors. The films were screened at the Art and Experience center.

Highly praising the initiative, Armenian Ambassador Artashes Tumanyan highlighted the country’s commitment to hold periodically such cultural events to raise awareness of the Armenian culture in the Islamic Republic. “Our main purpose is to properly present the Armenian culture, and Armenia in Iran. So this event is an important step to that end,” he said.