Finding the Voice of Taniel – Yeğya Akgün

Finding the Voice of Taniel – Yeğya Akgün

Director – Garo Berberian Unable to film in Turkey, our locations and cast came from the Armenian town of Gyumri. Our lead actor, Tigran Gaboyan, one of Armenia’s top theatre stars, was asked to perform without speaking because I wanted Taniel Varoujan’s words...
Yeğya Akgün on being the voice of Taniel

Yeğya Akgün on being the voice of Taniel

When I first heard about “Taniel”, I wanted to be a part of the production. Taniel Varoujan is one of my favourite poets and he still has an important place in Armenian culture. When you get his art and the way he uses his pen to create a surreal world,...
Taniel – The Soundtrack

Taniel – The Soundtrack

When thinking about music for “Taniel” it was really important to first understand as much as possible about the man himself as a person, his poems, family, loves, passions and facts of his last months, before being able to create a soundtrack that would give the film...
Tigran Gaboyan on playing Varoujan

Tigran Gaboyan on playing Varoujan

We talk to Tigran on Skype, from his home in Gyumri. You can immediately feel that you’re talking to an actor, he’s comfortable on camera, and extremely articulate.  He’s a gentle, handsome man, with a smile always ready to brighten his face. He laughs when Garo calls...
…Ո՛վ Լալագե |…You, Lalage!

…Ո՛վ Լալագե |…You, Lalage!

Varoujan is famous for his patriotic poetry, dedicated to his homeland and people, his songs of Armenian mountains and the villagers. His love poems, very romantic, sensual and erotic – are not as widely known, and “…Ո՛վ Լալագե” (…You, Lalage!) is one of them, and one...