VENICE, Italy (Artsakhpress) — The film “The Last Inhabitant” was screened at the Venice Film Festival under the patronage of the governor of Venice Luca Zaia, upon the initiative of the Italian partner Blue Art Association, Fisch Art Cultural Foundation, in association with Orietta Trevisanato Zampieri.
The director of the film, Jivan Avetisyan, along with Lithuanian producer Kestutis Drasdauskas, American producer Adrineh Mirzayan, and actress Sandra Daukshitte Petrulene, were present at the festival earlier this month.
The exhibition was promising, as the main purpose was to spread word of the film in Italy and organize its distribution. The negotiations are continuing.
The showing of the film was paired with a cocktail party. The audience shared their impressions, and in general the opinions were very positive and full of praise and gratitude. In this regard, Jivan Avetisyan singled out a rumor that many Italians touched upon.
“The Venice Film Festival is one of the few unique ones that evaluates the horizons, highlights and accepts movies about human destinies, and it is not an accident that within the framework of the Italian film festival, under the high patronage of the governor of Venice Luca Zaia, ‘The Last Inhabitant’ had an opportunity to be shown,” Avetisyan said. “My first emotions are indescribable, and I am happy that my film, which I consider also that of the Armenian people, is able to live beyond our borders and come out in such a film festival. I hope that this show will be an impetus for the continuity of Armenian-Italian cooperation, and the film distribution will be made in Italy and it will also be shown at Italian cinemas.”
The film’s executive producer, Adrine Mirzayan, also emphasized the role of the Diaspora in promoting Armenian films.