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Arshak II

1988, Hayfilm Studio, film-opera (financed by Moscow Central TV, based on T.Chukhajyan’s opera of the same name), 146min. (4035m), color.
Scr./Dir. T.Levonyan, Dir. of Phot. A.Yavuryan, G.Hayrapetov, Art Dir. L.Gevorgyan, Sound I.Ordukhanyan, First Asst.Dir. G.Chobanyan, H.Baghdasaryan, Cam. A.Davtyan, Cost.Des. M.Sargsyan, V.Tevanyan, Make-up T.Margaryan, Sec.Asst.Dir. R.Kirakosyan, S.Grigoryan, Asst.Cam. R.Gasparyan, Asst.Des. L.Martirosyan, Visual Effects: Cam. S.Martirosyan, Des. H.Hovhannisyan; choreography by A.Asatryan, Edit. I.Mikayelyan, Scr.Edit. D.Muradyan, admin. crew: E.Nersisyan, G.Karapetyan, K.Asatryan, A.Karapetyan, Prod.Manag. G.Chobanyan, R.Asatryan.
Cast: Arshak – T.Levonyan (vocal – M.Yerkat), Olimpia – M.Petrosyan (vocal – G.Gasparyan), Parandzem – A.Makaryan (vocal – G.Galajyan), Tirit – A.Vardanyan (vocal – T.Levonyan), Spandarat – G.Grigoryan (vocal – R.Baburyan), Drastamat – H.Topikyan (vocal – M.Davtyan), Vasak – H.Martirosyan (vocal – V.Harutyunyan), Nerses – S.Davtyan (vocal – N.Hovhannisyan), captive – S.Aghababov.
In the episodes: A.Mkrtumyan, A.Torosyan, S.Ajab-khanyan, P.Muradyan, G.Tukhikyan, V.Smbatyan, N.Chalikyan, L.Meloyan, S.Hakobyan, A.Harutyunyan, M.Yudaeva, V.Ananyan, S.Astvatzatryan, M.Mihranyan, G.Gharagyozyan, M.Mikayelyan, D.Babayan, B.Mkrtumyan, K.Melkonyan, K.Sargsyan, G.Hovhannisyan, Zh.Nalbandyan, K.Alaverdyan.

The film version of the opera by T.Chukhajyan is about the great efforts of King Arshak II to preserve the state independence of Armenia in the 4th century AD.