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The Colour of Pomegranates The Colour of Pomegranates

Critically-acclaimed Russian arthouse feature from the Soviet era. Critically-acclaimed Russian arthouse feature from the Soviet era.
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The film covers the life of the 18th century Armenian poet Arutiun Sayadin (Sofiko Chiaureli), also known as Sayat Nova. He began as a carpet weaver's apprentice, then became a court minstrel and finally an archbishop. The film's director Paradjanov was imprisoned in 1974 and on his release in 1977 a copy of this film was smuggled into the West. The Soviet authorities eventually agreed to it being shown 6 years later. The film covers the life of the 18th century Armenian poet Arutiun Sayadin (Sofiko Chiaureli), also known as Sayat Nova. He began as a carpet weaver's apprentice, then became a court minstrel and finally an archbishop. The film's director Paradjanov was imprisoned in 1974 and on his release in 1977 a copy of this film was smuggled into the West. The Soviet authorities eventually agreed to it being shown 6 years later.

Extras

Introduction by writer and filmmaker Daniel Bird

'The World Is A Window: Making The Colour of Pomegranates' - a new documentary by Daniel Bird

Memories of Sayat Nova

Commentary by Levon Abrahamyan moderated by Daniel Bird

New improved subtitles

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5028836032069
Catalogue Number 2NDVD3206
Year 1969
Director Sergo Paradjanov
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Second Sight
Subtitles English
Language(s) Armenian
Running time 70 mins
Certificate U

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