THE LAST FILM by Martiros Vartanov
A film about a film, in which yet another film was made, but the lead actress vanished from celluloid.
Martiros Vartanov‘s first film, entitled The Last Film, was shot at UCLA on 16mm black and white Kodak film and an old Bolex camera. This experimental short documentary film was dedicated to Sergei Parajanov and Mikhail Vartanov and had its world premiere at The Academy ® at LACMA in Hollywood with the US premiere of Parajanov’s restored Sayat Nova (The Color of Pomegranates). The Last Film, which stars Taguhi Vardanyan and features the music of composer Armen Boyamyan, had its European premiere at the Moscow Film Institute in Moscow.
The second installment in Martiros Vartanov’s experimental 16mm black and white documentary trilogy is entitled Our Turn and is dedicated to Buster Keaton. Our Turn had its world premiere at Lincoln Center in New York.