The premiere of the movie "Frunzik Mkrtchyan: Uzbekistan Remembers Me" will be held in 2024
It was told during the XV Tashkent International Film Festival "Pearl of the Silk Road" at the Renessans House of Cinematographers, where the presentation entitled "Frunzik Mkrtchyan: Uzbekistan Remembers Me" was held.
This event was dedicated to the actor, a favorite of the audience, whose outstanding roles have left an indelible mark in the history of cinematography. One of the most memorable films with his participation is "Mimino". More than 35 feature films, including "The Caucasian Captive", "We and Our Mountains", "The Adventures of Ali Baba and the Forty Robbers", emphasize the versatility of Mkrtchyan's acting skills.
The presentation was held by producer David Bejitashvili., a longtime admirer of Frunzik. He owns the idea of creating a short documentary called "Frunzik Mkrtchyan: India Remembers Me".
"I have adored Frunzik as an actor since childhood, watched movies with his participation, including those made together with Georgian filmmakers," admits David Bejitashvili.
The picture is a revelation about the great actor. The premiere of the film, created in coproduction of three countries (India, Armenia, Georgia), took place on August 14th and was a success. The short film was also presented at the XIV Tashkent International Film Festival in 2022.
David Bejitashvili. also shared the happy news about the decision to present to the world a new documentary short film titled: "Frunzik Mkrtchyan: Uzbekistan Remembers Me". The premiere of the film is scheduled for July 4, 2024 in Tashkent, on Frunzik Mkrtchyan's birthday. Sound engineer Abdukhkahkhor Karimov, who worked side by side with Frunzik on the same movie set, will take part in the shooting of the movie.
Abdukhkahkhor shared his memories of how positive Frunzik was. In particular, during the filming of the movie:
"The Adventures of Ali Baba and the Forty Robbers", Frunzik sometimes forgot the text and had to improvise. He suggested shortening his short line, "Yusuf, is that you?" to "You?" and then to "How?!" Abdukhkahkhor noted that Frunzik was a master of improvisation, he was characterized by resourcefulness, wit, literary gift and deep understanding of cinematography.
"In the film “Frunzik Mkrtchyan: Uzbekistan Remembers Me”, we plan to reveal the actor's multifaceted personality, highlight his bright moments in life, as well as his unique way of treating life with humor. However, we will not delve into the hard moments of his biography, as they are already widely known to the public," said David Bejitashvili.
The movie promises to be an important and touching contribution to the memory of the great actor Frunzik Mkrtchyan. The participation in the movie of Abdukhkahkhor Karimov, who shared many shooting moments with Frunzik, adds a special significance to this project. Frunzik Mkrtchyan will live forever not only in our hearts, but also in the history of cinematography.