Within the framework of the Golden Apricot 11th International Film Festival in Yerevan, world-famous Polish film director Krzysztof Zanussi received today the “Yeghitsi Luys” (Let there be Light) award set by the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Speaking about the universal value of Christianity, the filmmaker noted that Christianity is a source of inspiration and love. “It is the future, not the past,” he said.
His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, stressed the importance of cinema as an art that carries a most important mission of disseminating the kind and the beautiful among the humanity.
“We highly appreciate your distinguished contribution to the field of cinematography. With your documentaries and feature films you have a honorable place in cinema. With your remarkable works you speak to the world and the people, urge them to value the life granted by God and not to spare this precious time on the earth,” the Catholicos said.