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Armenia: films, concerts, and an exhibition for Italian# Culture Week

Ambasciata Jerevan
Armenia: film, concerti e una mostra per Settimana Cultura

Projections of Italian and other films for the Italian Culture Week celebrated in Armenia at the initiative of the Italian Embassy in Jerevan. Events took place from 15 to 19 November in the Armenian capital and the city of Gyumri.

On the occasion of the Week’s inauguration, at the headquarters of the Union of Filmmakers of Armenia in Jerevan, the film “Bread and Tulips” by Silvio Soldini was screened. Then, on 16 November, at the Hoktember cinema in Gyumri, it was the turn of another Italian film: “Non Odiare” by Mauro Mancini. The film was also shown in Jerevan on Thursday 18 November.

On 17 November, the Italian duo Silvia Chiesa (cello) and Maurizio Baglini (piano) held a masterclass at the Gyumri Conservatory; students from the Conservatory also students from other music schools in the city participated in the event. The day ended with the duo’s concert “Italian Exoticism” at the city’s “Technopark” centre hall.

To conclude the events planned for the Week, on 19 November at the National Gallery of Armenia in Jerevan, the exhibition “A Day in Pompeii” was inaugurated and organised in cooperation with the Archaeological Park Pompeii. The initiative was attended by the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, Alen Simonyan, the Minister of Culture, Vahram Dumanyan, Deputy Minister Ara Khzmalyan and other representatives of local authorities, the Diplomatic Corps, and the artistic world. Afterwards, at the “Arno Babajanyan” concert hall in Jerevan, the concert “In tempo di danza, Novecento italiano!” by Silvia Chiesa and Maurizio Baglini was performed.

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