Turns out, keeping silent is a principle for Peleshyan, a promise, which he has never betrayed. He gave his word to be silent to Leonid Kristi, his master in Moscow at VGIK (Russian state University of Cinematography), about whom maestro speaks of with special tenderness and feeling of gratitude, and in the studio of whom he studied directing in the period of 1963-1967.
Aram Ilich’s childish sincerity was worth recognizing, to understand, that it wasn’t an artist’s coquetry, but quite a natural reaction: “How come? A Nobel Prize winner, approximately a divine creature, and I’m maestro from him?”
Yesenin was kind and conscientious. At those time homeless children were quite many, and he never ignored any of them—he was stopping them, asking where did they come from, how they lived, and was giving money. At those moments he was remembering his childhood. Once, noticing homeless boys, Yesenin said: “Look Shahane, you can see Pushkin, Lermontov, and me there.”
Very little is known of Michelangelo Antonioni’s visit, famous Italian film director, to Armenia in 1976. Reasons are quite numerous. Firstly, the visit was short, then it didn’t serve its purpose-the program remained unaccomplished, and finally, according to some sources, Antonioni left Armenia not with high mood and impressions.