Finally, the film “Yeva” was presented to the audience of Artsakh. Yesterday Stepanakert hosted the premiere of the film. The film, born as a result of Armenian-Iranian cooperation, was shot in Artsakh. The nature and the people of Artsakh are presented in the film. The language of the film is the Artsakhian dialect. This is the first feature film shot by Iranian-Armenian film director Anahit Abad. – The attitude of the people of Artsakh is the most important criterion for me, whether the film would become dear to them, common to the nation, their lifestyle and their attitude towards life. We can come across phenomena that prevent the natural course of life of people living in Syria, London, bombardments and terrorist acts have become usual. Our nation has passed through war. We know the bitter taste of war. Destinies of most representatives of the new generation have been distorted as a result of war. For me it was interesting as to how one can resist difficulties. The postwar Artsakh with dramatic and exciting history was on the screen. The film is about postwar fears, about how to overcome them and rehabilitate. Yeva is a woman who tries to leave the past, to forget tragic events that took place years ago. She left Yerevan with her daughter and settled in the village of Dadivank in the Karvachar region of Artsakh. The cast consists of only Armenians, the film crew are Iranians. The main actress of the film Narine Grigoryan is from the village of Noragyugh. She admits that this is the first character of strong and courageous woman entrusted to her in her career. – Yeva is a very controversial character as compared to me. I am a very cheerful person, I could not imagine it is me, even when watching the film, because the character was completely different and it was achieved thanks to Anahit Abad. I think it is characteristic of Artsakhian people, although I did not play the role of an Artsakhian. I am from Artsakh, but all the actors of the film spoke with the dialect of Artsakh, besides me, I spoke literary Armenian. I just tried to prompt and help them at times. There were actors from Artsakh, who perfectly played their roles. – Our working staff was brilliant. At first we worked hard, my working style was unusual to them, but within a short period of time we managed to find the happy medium and easily understand each other. In May 2017 the film shot with the financial support of the National Film Center of Armenia and the “Farab” Film Production Center was shown in Cannes, and deserved positive response from the international film critics. If the film “Earthquake” presented by the Armenian National Cinema Academy has not been nominated for the Oscars for political reasons, this year everything is different. “Yeva” is a film representing universal human values and all the complaints are condemned to failure. This year we will see our Armenian film in the 90th Annual Oscar annual award ceremony for the best foreign language film. – God willing! We will see what will happen. I feel satisfied, since the film has carried out its mission. It represents the Republic of Armenia at the Oscar annual award ceremony. “Yeva” must be first seen by Armenians. Anahit Abad was faithful to this promise. – Today we were present at the premiere of the film. I am excited; I cannot find the correct words to express my feelings. I just want to hug you. Now Iranian-Armenian director sends the film to prestigious cinemas and international film festivals. She hopes that the foreign audience will also perceive the message of the film.