The forth episode of ARARAT Speakers Night

On June 22nd one more meeting of ARARAT Speakers Night series was held. The guest of the event was Aleksey German Jr., whose latest film «Dovlatov» is about XX century’s prominent writer of Armenian origin. The event was attended by Elena Okopnaya, the costume designer of the film, who was awarded a Silver Bear at Berlin International Film Festival and Milan Maric, an actor who performed the role of Dovlatov.

The film «Dovlatov» is about Dovlatov’s several unlived days, which impress with their «documentary». How and why storytelling becomes more and more relevant in our time; and do the modern digital means turn the literature into archaic as a form?

The forth event from ARARAT Speakers Night series looked at the current issues of the modern media, in particular cinematography, as a tool for driving additional interest to the origins of literature, art, documentary and etc.

As the initiative of ARARAT Museum directed to the improvement of the cross-museum cooperation, ARARAT Speakers Night couldn’t discuss the topic related to the origins of literature anywhere else but at the citadel of Armenian scripts - Scientific Research Institute of Ancient Manuscripts.

Within the frames of the event an exclusive closed screening of the film "Dovlatov" was held. A special atmosphere to the event was provided by the meeting with a famous Serbian actor Milan Maric, who incredibly accurately embodied the character of the writer and is in Armenia special for the occasion of the premier.

Special for the event there was an exhibition representing the legacy of Sergei Dovlatov at Scientific Research Institute of Ancient Manuscripts.

ARARAT Speakers Night is a unique arttainment project held in the format of public talk. ARARAT Speakers Night is a special series of meetings and discussions, an intellectual space, where professionals from different spheres including experts, artists, opinion leaders, journalists and representatives of contemporary art present their thoughts on urgent issues. Among the speakers of ARARAT Speakers Night Series were, Zelfira Tregulova, director of the Russian State Tretyakov Gallery and Danilo Eccher, Italian contemporary art critic, Hollywood actor John Malkovich and actress Ingeborga Dapkunaite.


Other news and events


Пожалуйста, поверните устройство
для продолжения просмотра сайта

Stay up-to-date with ARARAT news and events

To receive ARARAT newsletters, please fill in the form below:

Your contact details:

Date of birth*:

Enter the code shown on picture:

Thank you for interest in ARARAT.

Ask a question

If you would like to ask a question, leave a review or report a problem, please fill in the form below:

Your contact details:

Date of birth*:

Please choose from the list below what is the reason for your question about ARARAT:*

  • product quality
  • where to buy
  • authenticity
  • producer
  • partnership
  • visit/tour
  • other

If you would like to visit Yerevan Brandy Company and ARARAT Museum, please fill in «Visit us» form.

Enter the code shown on picture:

Your question is sent. Thank you for interest in ARARAT.


to send a booking request to ARARAT Museum tour/tasting, please fill the form below:

Your contact details:

Your location:

Date of birth*:


Choose visit date:*

Choose tour language:

Enter the code shown on picture:

Booking beforehand is necessary.

* Your information may be used by Yerevan Brandy Company CJSC and made available through us to any other entities of the Pernod Ricard Group to provide you with news and promotional information about ARARAT. At any time, you can exercise your right of access, rectification, erasure, restriction, portability, objection or withdraw your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before withdrawal by contacting us at You also have a right to lodge a complaint with the Supervisory Authority.
For more information, please consult our Online Privacy Policy.

We will contact you soon for the confirmation of the date and time of your ARARAT tour/tasting

Let as many people as possible see Your peace message! Find on the wall the fragment with Your inscription and share it with friends via social networks.