Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Frunzik Mkrtchyan

Mher Mkrtchyan), better known by the name Frunzik (1930 –1993), was an Armenian stage and film actor. Mkrtchyan is widely considered as one of the greatest actors of the Soviet period among Armenians and the USSR, as evidenced by his victory of the prestigious People's Artist of the USSR award in 1984.
Mher "Frunzik" Mkrtchyan was born in Leninakan (present day Gyumri), both his parents orphan survivors of the Armenian Genocide.
From the late 1960s and on, Frunzik Mkrtchyan starred in films that would later on become classics of Armenian and Soviet cinema, such as Triangle (1967), Father (1973), Patriarch (1977) and The Tango of Our Childhood (1985). There are noticeable parallels between Frunzik's life and the roles he played in films, most notably with The Tango of Our Childhood. The film, written and directed by his brother Albert, takes place in Leninakan, his city of birth. Beyond that, the plot of the movie involves a father-son conflict over the soon choosing to be an actor, which closely resembles Mkrtchyan's own personal conflict with his family. At the end of the film, the father is arrested and sent to labor camp, similar to the fate of Mkrktchyan's own father.

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