Roman Balayan was born on April 15, 1941 in Nerkin Horatagh, Nagorno-Karabakh AO, Azerbaijan SSR, USSR. He graduated from the Ivan Karpenko-Kary Institute of Theater Arts in Kyiv, Ukraine. Roman is called a student of Sergei Paradzhanov. Roman Balayan is a screenwriter and a film director who has always been interested in Person. In his confession films, the protagonist has always been a hermit who is torn apart by contradictions and cannot find his place in the world around him. He was nominated and won several international prizes for his movies “The Birds of Paradise”, “The Lone Wolf”, “The Hermit”, “The Flights in Dream and Reality”, “Guard Me, My Talisman”, “The Night Is Light…” at Venice International Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Istanbul International Film Festival, Moscow International Film Festival.