ArmInfo. In 2020, the first Armenian "Pepo" sound film (1935) directed by Hamo Bek-Nazaryan will be digitized. This was reported by the press service of the National Cinema Center of Armenia.
It is noteworthy that in 1936 the showing of the "Pepo" movie marked the opening of the popular "Moscow" cinema. The next year is for "Pepo's" anniversary: in 2020, the legendary motion movie will turn 85 years old. Earlier, director of the National Cinema Center Shushanik Mirzakhanyan held a meeting with the leadership of the Toulouse cinema library as part of a working visit to Lyon, which resulted in the idea of restoring "Pepo".
Negotiations with the Toulouse side continue. It is expected that the movie library of Toulouse will be involved in the digitization of the movie by Hamo Bek-Nazaryan, however, other possible options are currently being considered. Another interesting news: work is underway to create the "Unknown Parajanov" movie based on cinema material that was not included in the final version of the "The Colour of Pomegranates". Famous composer Tigran Mansuryan will write music for the movie.