Galia Novents (1937-2012)
Galia Novents was born in 1937, in Yerevan. Her artistic life was launched in 1958 when she graduated from the acting department of Yerevan State Theater Institute and started working at the State Theater in Kaban. Afterward, for many years she worked at the Gabriel Sundukyan National Academic Theater, as well as the Vardan Achemyan Theater in Gyumri, the Yerevan Drama Theater after Hrachyan Ghaplanyan, and the Hamazkayin (Pan-Armenian) State Theater lead by Sos Sargsyan. In her final years Galia Novents worked at the Paronyan Musical Comedy Theater. A prominent master of Armenian theater and film, Galia Novents brought to the screen the character of the Armenian woman; her agonies and silent sobs. She has played more than 50 characters in different theater and radio performances, but her biggest presence was in the movies where she has had roles in such films as “Parev, yes em” (“Hello, it’s me,”) “Menk enk, mer sarere” (“We are our mountains,”) “Ais Khachmerougoum” (“On this crossroads,”) “Hin oreri yerke” (“The song of old days,”) “Nahapet,” “Mer mangoutian tangon” (“The tango of our childhood,”) “Gikor,” “Sbidag anourchner” (“White dreams,”) “Gdor m yergink” (“A piece of sky,”) and other some 30 films. Galia Novents has received many awards and rewards, as well as been laureate of the USSR State Award and a winner in international film festivals.