The screening of “Apricot Groves” Fiction Film by Director Pouria Heidari was held at Media Center on August 28, followed by the discussion with the film actors and the crew.
“Apricot Groves” is a result of Armenian-Iranian production but it was screened in the Armenian cinemas. It was involved in the off-competition program of “Golden Apricot” entitled “Armenians: Internal And External Views,” but the program was removed entirely and this film together with the others involved in this program were not screened within the festival.
Failure to perform film screenings in Armenian cinemas is unclear for the crew. “I have done everything legally. I followed the country's legislation. I came to Armenia, found the movie center, signed a contract, presented the scenario, paid money, and then problems started.