They Call Me Ashik
They Call Me Ashik

They Call Me Ashik

Director Artur Khudoyan

Production year 2012

Length 31min.

Country Armenia


An old man lives in a village alone and he is fond of singing. He has collected folk songs during his whole life. He tries to convince himself, that his life didn't passed in vain, that the songs helped people to love and be loved. He also writes songs and fables. Now his life is coming to an end and he leaves silently.



Artur Khudoyan
Artur Khudoyan



Artur Khudoyan

Director of Photography

Ashot Mkrtchyan


Hayk Israyelyan


Karine Vardanyan

Production company(ies)

Hayk Documentary Film Studio

Artur Khudoyan

Born 1959) Studied film directing at the Culture Department of the Yerevan State Pedagogical Institute after Kh. Abovyan (master class of Yuri Yerznkyan). In 1981, started working at Hayfilm Studio as an assistant director. Worked at the Armenian Public TV Company as a director (1994-1998). Starred in several short films.


Violin Concerto for the Orchestra (1984), White Night for the Blind Messenger (Co-dir. with E. Virapian, 1989), They Call Me Ashik (2012).

FILMS 2012