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The Color of Pomegranates / Paradjanov: A Requiem DVD
The Color of Pomegranates /  Paradjanov: A Requiem

The Color of Pomegranates / Paradjanov: A Requiem

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The Color Of Pomegranates: (1969) - Sergei Paradjanov (1924-1990) has been acclaimed as the greatest Russian filmmaker to appear since the golden age of Eisenstein and Dovzhenko. His baroque masterpiece, The Color Of Pomegranates, was banned in Russia for its religious sentiment and nonconformity to "Socialist realism"; its director, a tirelessly outspoken campaigner for human rights, was convicted on a number of trumped up charges and sentenced to five years of hard labor in the gulag. A wave of protestfrom the international film community led to his release in 1978. Aesthetically the most extreme film ever made in the USSR, Pomegranates his hallucinatory epic account of the life of the 18th century Armenian national poet Sayat Nova, conveys the gloryof what a cinema of high art can be like. Conceived as an extraordinarily complex series of painterly tableaux that recall Byzantine mosaics, the film is a dreamlike icon come-to-life of astonishing beauty and rigor. It evokes the poet's childhood and youth, his days as a troubadour at the court of King Heraclius II of Georgia, his retreat to a monastery, his old age and death. There has never been a film like this magical work. Paradjanov: A Requiem: (1994) - An absorbing portrait of one of the mostcolorful and revered figures in world cinema, Paradjanov: A Requiem: offers an affectionate and insightful look at the tumultuous career of the late Sergei Paradjanov -- artist, dissident, romantic and iconoclast. From his early years as a protg of silent film legends Dozhenko and Eisenstein, Paradjanov charts the evolution of the controversial director's artistry, which culminated in the creation of brilliant, hallucinatory film fantasies of Ukranian poetry and folk legends. Rather than being celebrat
Title: The Color of Pomegranates / Paradjanov: A Requiem
Genre: Drama-Classics, Foreign-Russian
Starring: Vilen Galstyan, Spartak Bagashvili, Sofiko Chiaureli
Directors: Sergei Paradzhanov, Ron Holloway
Studio: Kino Video
Attributes: Subtitled
Release Date: 4/3/2001
Original Year: 1965
Product Type: DVD
Rated: UNR
UPC: 738329020125
Item #: KOV020125

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