Born in 1938 in Armenia, Artavazd Pelechian relocated to Moscow in 1963 to study cinema. In his opinion, the universal language of cinema “is able to express things that no other language in the world can translate.” In the world of cinema, Pelechian is a director both acclaimed and unknown. He has a very peculiar way of making films, without actors nor dialogues. His films talk about the greatness, hopes and tumults of human history, with a particularly unusual editing. Pelechian has invented the “distance montage,” a technique that enhances the energy of his films. The director emphasises music, placing image and sound on the same level. He utilizes classical music and the variety of orchestral instruments in such a way as to increase the films’ intrinsic power.