Minas Avetisyan Avetisian Minas

In Minas: A Requiem (1989), Vartanov looks back at his friend, the assassinated painter Minas Avetisian (1928-1975), whom he presented for the first time in The Color of Armenian Land back in 1968 when the Ministry of Culture, Goskino and Armenfilm demanded to delete the scene because Minas was not in favor. Vartanov refused. By the time of his assassination, in 1975, Minas had become an icon...

2nd installment of the documentary trilogy with Erased Faces (1987), and Paradjanov: The Last Spring (1992).

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