Режиссер, с которой работали Цыганов и Собчак, умерла от рака Maria Sahakyan left five children. Director and screenwriter, member of international contests, died at the age of 37 years. This was announced by film critic Andrey Plakhov.
Режиссер, с которой работали Цыганов и Собчак, умерла от рака

The sad news was announced by the film critic Andrei Plakhov on his page in the social network. Maria Sahakian, Director and writer, participant of international competitions, has died at the age of 37 years. The reason for such early departure from life called cancer.

Maria was born in Yerevan, and later moved with his parents to Moscow. Here Sahakyan graduated from the VGIK, studied at the faculty of film and television in the Studio of Vladimir Kobrin. Last year she filmed her first movie. Thesis Mary short film “Farewell”, showed in the programs of several international film festivals in Oberhausen, Premier Plans Angers, France, in Rotterdam. In Yerevan the film was the first at the film festival “Golden Apricot” – the Director was awarded the Grand Prix.

The young Director was respected by his colleagues, appreciated by the critics. Andrey Plakhov noted talent and uncompromising Maria Saakyan. Film critic expressed his condolences to the family and friends of the Director.

Режиссер, с которой работали Цыганов и Собчак, умерла от рака“A talented Director and a good man. Filmed the independent film, deeply personal films that reflected the lived experience of childhood and Armenian emigration to Russia. Did not go to commercial compromises, a very demanding attitude to the profession and to themselves. Last met her at the Russian film Week in Brazil, she was with her youngest child… Mary, the mother of five children, they are now in the United States, her husband is an American of Armenian descent. It killed the cancer. It is impossible to believe in the death of a beautiful 37-year-old woman. Bright memory. Condolences to the family,” wrote the block.

Among the famous works feature by Maria Saakyan has such films as “lighthouse” and “Entropy”. She starred Sofiko Chiaureli, Evgeny Tsyganov, Ksenia Sobchak and Valery guy-Germanika. “Masha was a good man. She was the Director of uncompromising auteur cinema. She didn’t chase the money, as I and went about their business and have been in this business basarabenii. It has been important crystalline form of pure art,” said Gai-Germanika ren.tv.

Valery also said that Maria Saakyan wanted to be buried at home, in Yerevan, next of kin. But parting with the deceased Director in Moscow, most likely, all-taki will take place.