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.

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