Artavazd Pelešjan: Kyanq



Artavazd Pelešjan was born on February 22, 1938 in Leninakan (now Gyumri), city of the northeast near the border with Turkey. In 1963 he enrolled in the oldest and most prestigious film school in the world, the VGIK in Moscow. For four years he attended a course in directing, following in-depth studies on the masters of Soviet cinema, Eisenstein, Vertov, Romm, Yutkevich, Parajanov, but also Fellini, Pasolini, Antonioni, Godard and Resnais. Meanwhile looms that personal journey, often lonely, aimed at testing a new concept of assembly, of an original film theory that will answer to the name of “remote editing”. Below we present anew his short film made in 1992 entitled Kyanq (life). A poetic essay on the beginning of life and its symbolic meaning. The director works with the images as if they were a musical score. His films are odes symphony that speak of humanity, nature and the cosmos.

AUTHOR: Andrea Dutto