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The Color of Pomegranates (Sayat Nova) (1969)

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Sofiko Chiaureli Sofiko Chiaureli
Poet as a Youth / Poet's Love / Poet's Muse / Mime / Angel of Resurrection
Melkon Alekyan Melkon Alekyan
Poet as a child
Vilen Galstyan Vilen Galstyan
Poet in the cloister
Gogi Gegechkori Gogi Gegechkori
Poet as an old man
Spartak Bagashvili Spartak Bagashvili
Poet's father
Medea Japaridze Medea Japaridze
Poet's mother
Hovhannes Minasyan Hovhannes Minasyan
Onik Minasyan Onik Minasyan

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Sayat Nova Sayat Nova


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Description: One of the greatest masterpieces of the 20th century, Sergei Parajanov's "The Color of Pomegranates," a biography of the Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova (King of Song) reveals the poet's life more through his poetry than a conventional narration of important events in Sayat Nova's life. We see the poet grow up, fall in love, enter a monastery and die, but these incidents are depicted in the context of what are images from Sergei Parajanov's imagination and Sayat Nova's poems, poems that are seen and rarely heard. Sofiko Chiaureli plays six roles, both male and female, and Sergei Parajanov writes, directs, edits, choreog ... (more)
Release date: 27 January 1982
UPC: 738329020125
Tags: Armenia (7), Poetry (6), Surrealism (5), Symbolism (5), 1960s (4), Ritual (4), Religion (4), Soviet Union (4), Monk (3), Invasion (3), Armenian (3), Poet (3), Drama (2), Architecture (2), Tableau (2), Music (2), Topless (2), Pomegranate (2), Sheep (2), Persian (2)
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