YEREVAN. – The new digitization project for well-known Armenian films’ pieces which have not made it to these films has begun in 2018, and with the participation of British film producer Daniel Bird.
Shushanik Mirzakhanyan, Director of the National Cinema Center of Armenia, told the aforementioned to Armenian News-NEWS.am. In her words, this idea belongs to Bird himself.
“Now we are restoring and digitizing ‘Sayat-Nova’ film’s all the pieces that are not included in the film, but have been preserved in our archives,” Mirzakhanyan explained.
At the same time she noted that, based on those digitized pieces, it is planned to shoot a documentary about the “Sayat-Nova” film, and that this documentary is planned to be screened at various international film festivals—including the prestigious Venice Film Festival.
“The work on the film is expected to be completed already in 2019,” head of the National Cinema Center of Armenia stressed, in particular.
Sayat-Nova (born Harutyun Sayatyan) was a renowned 18th-century Armenian poet, musician, and ashugh.