Armenian TV Program on Channel 1 will screen an Interview with actress/filmmaker Nora Armani followed by an exclusive screening of her short film “Moving Stories”, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2012.
Meronq-Kinogordzich (Ours: Filmmakers) – is the name of the program that will air the interview on H1 – Armenian Public Television’s satellite channel.
Produced and Directed by Rafael Hovhannisyan, of Panarmenian Geographic Association, the TV program presents Armenian compatriots who live outside Armenia, work, create and are involved in the movie industry, be they directors, producers, actors, camera crew, writers, or other. Each program is about one particular filmmaker where he or she tells about their life, childhood, family, how they came to cinematography, about their films, etc. According to the format of this program, after each interview a film where the filmmaker is involved based on professional specialization is broadcast on the same channel.
The program with Nora Armani will broadcast on Channel H1 – Armenian Public Television’s satellite channel, on October 5th at 10:00 am Yerevan time (on October 4th at 22:00 pm PST or midnight EST). It will start with an interview with the actress that was done in 2007 when she returned to Armenia after a 14 year absence, to which is added more recent footage from her interview at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year in May 2014. The interview will be followed by the airing of Armani’s short film Moving Stories about two women who meet during their respective moves out of and into the same New York apartment. This autobiographically-inspired film is Armani’s debut as film director in her own right. Her co-directorial debut was Last Station with Harutyun Katchatryan.
Nora Armani is an actress/ filmmaker and the founding artistic director of SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York. She recently worked as an actress on a number of films such as Hungry, directed by Jillie Simon, Good Funk directed by Adam F. Kritzer, and Bourek directed by Vladan Nikolic shot in Greece earlier this year. These films are currently in post-production. Armani also worked on Fatih Akin’s latest film premiered at the Venice Film Festival, The Cut, about the Armenian Genocide, giving her Armenian language voice to three important women characters in the film.
Nora Armani is invited to Armenia to star in a stage production directed by Hakob Ghazanchyan later this year in commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Centenary. Armani’s full bio and filmography, as well as completed films and stage production may be found on www.noraarmani.com.