When Tarkovsky annotated his child’s drawing for Parajanov who inscribed it for Vartanov’s son Martiros — Boy with a Movie Camera — an adventure began.

He moved to Hollywood and made his first film, The Last Film, which was released by Criterion. Vartanov’s new film will be based on his book Boy with a Movie Camera.

Currently, he’s restoring the film Paradjanov: The Last Spring at UCLA, thanks to the support of Grammy-winning rock band System of a Down and Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola. 

He also curates DOC LA, the annual Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival, presented by the Parajanov-Vartanov Institute in Hollywood, California.


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