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"I will take revenge on the world through love," the "Parajanov" movie will be presented in "Golden Apricot."

As part of the "Golden Apricot" Yerevan 21st International Film Festival, on July 8, Zara Djyan's "I will take Revenge on the World through Love. The special screening of the documentary film "Parajanov," whose guests of honor are directors Atom Egoyan and Tarsem Singh.

The film was included in the list of jubilee events dedicated to Sergey Parajanov's 100th anniversary of birth. The project is implemented with the support of the RA Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, and Sports.

The author of the film, a modern director, decides to leave the country where he lives due to dramatic events and return to his homeland, Armenia, to search for perspective solutions for living and creating. Parajanov's house museum has become a place of inspiration (based on actual events).

The film is a search for ideas, goals, and solutions, with heroes in different barricades united by their love for Parajanov.

Parajanov was a genius and is still one of the highest global cultural benchmarks many artists strive to achieve. The geography of this film is also significant. Filming took place in Armenia, Serbia, Latvia, and Germany. World artists Emir Kusturitsa, Chulpan Khamatova, Laura Guerra, Atom Egoyan, Artavazd Peleshyan, Joel Shapron, Ali Hamraev, Levon Abrahamyan, and Tarsem Singh were filmed in the film. The author of the film's image is the Canadian-Armenian Norayr Kasper.

The film leads from reality to abstraction and vice versa. The shooting style contains both academic and authorial techniques.

The film is an Armenian-French joint production in which Great Britain also participated. The film's producers are Ani Orskanyan ("AVA Films") and Zara Jian ("Boomerang Media: AM"). The French co-producer of the film is Stéphane Jourdain.

The project was supported by the National Center of Cinematography and the Moving Image (CNC) of the French Republic and the French organization Cine+.