PM Pashinyan sends letter of condolence on the death of cinematographer Levon Atoyants
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan sent a letter of condolence on the death of cinematographer Levon Atoyants. The message runs as follows,
‘’It was with deep grief that I learnt about the death of multi-talented cinematographer Levon Atoyants.
Mr. Atoyants' contribution to the development of Armenian film production, in particular, to the fruitful activity of "Hayfilm" film studio, is invaluable.
The dozens of films made by the prominent cinematographer, including "Heghnar Aghbyur", "The Big Win", "Avdo's Car", "The Soldier and the Elephant", "Chaos" are a significant part of the rich heritage of the Armenian cinema.
The creative activity of Mr. Atoyants was linked with such famous directors of Armenian cinema as Arman Manaryan, Albert Mkrtchyan, Arnold Agababov, Dmitri Kesayants, Henrikh Margaryan and others. As a result of this cooperation, a significant part of the rich heritage of Armenian cinema was created.
Several generations of cameramen have acquired professional skills through his efforts and unselfish dedication to the cause. Levon Atoyants will remain in our memories as an exemplary image of a professional, dignified citizen and intellectual.
I offer my deep condolences to his family, colleagues, representatives of Armenian cinema, and share their grief’’.