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Henrik Sureni Malyan (Armenian: Հենրիկ Մալյան, Russian: Генрих Суренович Малян, also transliterated Guenrikh Malian; September 30, 1925 – March 14, 1988) was a Soviet Armenian film director and writer.

He was born in Telavi, Georgia. Malyan's uncle was famous actor David Malyan. At early ages among with Tigran Petrosian he studied chess, then from 1942 to 1945 he worked as a draftsman and designer at a factory in Tbilisi. In 1951 he concluded studies in film direction from the Yerevan Theatre Institute (Ереванский художественно-театральный институт). Between 1951 and 1954, he was a director at various theaters in Armenia. In 1953, he graduated from the Moscow Theatre Institute. From 1954 on he worked with the film studio Armenfilm.[1]

His 1977 film Nahapet (Life Triumphs) is considered to be one of the most important Armenian films to deal with the Armenian Genocide.[2] It was exhibited in the 1978 Cannes Film Festival.[3]

In 1980 he founded the Henrik Malyan Theatre-Studio for stage works.[4]

In 1982 he was named a People's Artist of the USSR.[5]


As director unless noted.


  1. ^ "Henrik Malyan". Armenian Association of Film-Critics and Cinema-Journalists. Retrieved 2007-11-13.  
  2. ^ "Fokus Armenian" (in German). Deutsches Filmmuseum Frankfurt am Main. Retrieved 2007-11-13.  
  3. ^ "All the Films - Festival 1978". Festival de Cannes. Retrieved 2007-11-13.  
  4. ^ "Henrik Malyan Theatre-Studio". High Fest International Performing Arts Festival. Retrieved 2007-11-13.  
  5. ^ "Malyan". Encyclopedic dictionary. Retrieved 2007-11-12.  

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Henrik Malyan (Armenian language:Հենրիկ Մալյան; September 30, 1925 in Telavi, GeorgiaMarch 14, 1988 in Yerevan, Armenia) was an Armenian film director.

His 1977 film Life Triumphs (Nahapet) is considered to be one of the most important Armenian films to deal with the Armenian Genocide.[1] It was exhibited in the 1978 Cannes Film Festival.[2]


  • 1977: Nahapet - Sos Sargsyan
  • 1968: Yerankyunin
  • 1980: Hayrik - Mher Mkrtchyan
  • 1969: Menk enk mer sarare
  • 1978: Ktor me yerkink



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