A Kind Trace



Ruben Gevorgyants

10’, 1981.

The film is about a Yerevan oddball who paints on garages and turns their cold rusty tin walls into flowering nature landscapes. It received the Special Prize of the All-Union Film Festival in Vilnius (1981), as well as the Grand-Prix of Oberhausen IFF (1981).

Ruben Gevorgyants was born in 1945 in the family of Armenian film director Stephan Kevorkov. In 1964 he was admitted to the Yerevan Artistic-Theatrical Institute, Faculty of Directing, from which he graduated in 1969. Since 1971 he worked in the Armenian chronicle–documentary film. In 1968 he made his first documentary “Graduates of Nersessian School”, in 1977 – his first feature short “The Way Back” and in 1983 – his first feature length film “Fire Sparkling in the Night”. He is lecturer in Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography. Gevorgyants’ films have won many awards in many international film festivals.