Alter Ego

Year of participation 2017
Program Feature Competition

Alter Ego
Producer(s) Vigen Chaldranyan, Gevorg Gevorgyan, Karen Ghazaryan
Director(s) Vigen Chaldranyan
Script Vigen Chaldranyan, Ruben Hovsepyan
Director of Photography Artur Ustyan
Production designer Vigen Chaldranyan
Music by Andranik Berberyan , Claude Debussy, Komitas, Avet Terteryan
Sound Tigran Kuzikyan, Arman Avetisyan
Edit Manvel Hovsepyan
Cast Vardan Mkrtchyan, Ani Ghazaryan, Arto Khachaturyan, Vache Sharafyւan
Production company(-ies) National Cinema Center of Armenia, Sharm Holding


The central character is Edgar Novents, a well-known writer and lecturer on the Department of Journalism of the University.  He is focused on writing a novel about Rev. Komitas, the great Armenian composer and musicologist, and this provides the bridge between the present and the past. Relying on historical facts, archived documents, psychological hypotheses, Edgar Novents tries to elicit the Paris period of Komitas' life, to penetrate the enigma of the last years of life of the great son of the Armenian people in the Psychiatric hospital of Villejuif, to bring to light his Great Silence in a gentle and restrained way. To convey fidelity to his novel, The Great Silence, Edgar Novents  is trying to share in and understand the sufferings of his literary hero. As a wellbornintellectual, Edgar Novents also is the chronicler of his time, he is always in the focus of modern events, which have been so much shaped by the horrors of the past.

Screening Schedule

Date: Venue:
2017-07-12 10:00 Moscow Cinema, Blue Hall
2017-07-12 19:30 Moscow Cinema, Blue Hall
Moscow Cinema
 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
Festival Coverage