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Almast

1985, Hayfilm Studio, film-opera (based on A.Spendiaryan’s opera and H.Tumanyan’s poem of the same name, financed by Moscow Central TV), 132min. (3644m), color, premiere – 07.01.1986.
Scr./Dir. T.Levonyan, Dir. of Phot. G.Hayrapetov, Art Dir. S.Andranikyan, Sound Yu.Sayadyan, First Asst.Dir. H.Khachatryan, Cam. M.Khanamiryan, D.Nersisyan, Cost.Des. G.Manukyan, Set Des. A.Gogoryan, Make-up P.Aschyan, T.Margaryan, Sec.Asst.Dir. M.Avetisyan, A.Khudoyan, E.Skripnik, Asst.Cam. R.Gasparyan, Visual Effects: Cam. S.Martirosyan, Des. H.Hovhannisyan; Conductor Yu.Davtyan, choreography by N.Mehrabyan, S.Petrosyan, Edit. I.Mikayelyan, Scr.Edit. G.Hakhverdyan, Music.Edit. Yu.Harutyunyan, Prod. Manag. G.Nahapetyan.
Cast: Almast – H.Papyan (vocal – O.Gabayan), Tatul – R.Kharatyan (vocal – A.Karapetyan), Nadir-Shah – H.Divanyan (vocal – H.Alaverdyan), Gayane – R.Dav-tyan, Ruben – G.Yeghiazaryan, Ashugh – A.Vardanyan, sheikh – G.Hakobyants, jester – S.Abrahamyan, orphan – R.Khachatryan.
In the episodes: A.Muradyan, R.Hunanyan, N.Chalikyan, A.Yedigaryan, Yu.Chalangyan, G.Vardanyan, S.Sargsyan, A.Stepanyan, N.Harutyunyan, L.Meloyan, H.Hovhannisyan, S.Gevorgyan, E.Ananyan, E.Melkonyan, A.Karapetyan, G.Niksalyan, M.Davtyan, G.Gyonjyan, S.Dav-tyan, S.Ajabkhanyan, G.Mikayelyan, G.Arakelyan.

Attracted by the false love of a sheikh, the conqueror Duchess Almast opens the doors of an impenetrable fortress to the enemies. Having realized her mistake, she commits suicide.