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I feel so at home here: Oscar-winning screenwriter, director Terry George is in Yerevan for Golden Apricot film festival

14:31, July 11

By Syune Arakelyan

Oscar-winning screenwriter and world-known director Terry George is in Armenia.  "The Promise" director is the head of the jury at the Golden Apricot international film festival the opening ceremony of which took place the day before at Aram Khachatryan concert hall in Yerevan. STYLE met the director on the red carpet and asked about his emotions for being in Armenia.  

It's the third time that the director visits Yerevan, "I came here for research for "The Promise", then I came here for the premiere of the movie and now I'm back again for this wonderful festival".  

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Terry George yet didn't have chance to watch all the movies included in the program of the festival, but he knows for sure what he is looking for, "I have watched only one movie yet and we will see 11  movies over the next 8-9 days, so I'm looking forward to all of those. And also several of my movies will be showing-"Hotel Rwanda", "Some Mother's Son" and "The Shore", so I'm delighted that I got the chance to show them to the people of Armenia. I think that the films included are independent ones, so I'm looking forward to the movies that have great humanity and tell stories. I think there are too many Marvel movies at the moment, too many movies that have no story, that just are popcorn".  

The director also shared his impressions on Armenia, saying he sees some similarities between Armenian and Irish people, "What I like most here is the people, the food is great, the weather is excellent... I expected it to be much more humid.  And I think, that the Armenians are so similar with the Irish, that's why I feel so at home here. They have the same spirit, I really love Armenia".

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