By Hrachuhi Almastyan
Photos by Armen Simonyan
2019-04-04 15:38
“The Best Half of Life”, 40 Years Later
Forty years after the creation of Albert Mkrtchyan's film “The Best Half of Life”, the actors starred there, shared their memoirs, discussed the unique art of creating the film and professional technique.

Albert Mkrtchyan's son, film director Mher Mkrtchyan said that it does not have an analogue regarding its quality, and every time he is watching it he is getting astonished how his father managed to create such a masterpiece right in his age. The discussion on April 3 was held at the Armenian Cinematographers Union.

“Filming such a scenario in Soviet times was a big risk, everyone accepted it, but they did not say it,” - says Mher Mkrtchyan.

The film "The Best Half of Life" was shot in 1979 at Hayfilm Studio. The fate of two friends has varied. one makes immoral steps to live a prosperous and luxurious life, the other is honest to the end, though with low income but interesting work and true friends. Armen's actor is Guzh Manukyan, Hayk's character is Shahum Ghazaryan.