YEREVAN (Armenpress)–"Adoration", the latest film made by the famous Canadian-Armenian director Atom Egoyan, was screened last on July 19 in Yerevan before closing the fifth international Golden Apricot film festival.
The Yerevan premier of the film was attended by President Serzh Sarkisian, Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, and other top government officials and prominent Armenian intellectuals.
The Canadian-Armenian director, who was the president of the festival, marked his birthday on that day.
"I could not have found a better occasion to celebrate my birthday by screening my film in Armenia. I take pride in this festival," he said at the final news conference.
The main prize of the festivals in feature films category went to "Mermaid", by the Russian-Armenian director Anna Melikyan.
The second and third prizes went to Adita Asarat (Thailand) for his "Wonderful Town" and Eran Riklis from Israel for his "Citric Tree".
The major prize in documentaries category went to Meira Asher from the Netherlands for her "Women See a Great Deal". The second prize in this nomination went to Nishta Jai of India for her "Lakshmi and Me".
Erik Nazarian, a young American-Armenian director, was awarded the main prize in Armenian Panorama nomination.
The FIPRESCI prize (of jury members) went to Hussein Karabei of Turkey for his "My Marlon and Brando".