The Colour of Pomegranates; Legend of the Suram Fortress

Soviet Union, 1969

Film
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The Colour of Pomegranates is a stream of religious poetic and local iconography of astonishing beauty, based on the work of Armenian poet Sayat Nova. “Legend of the Suram fortress” is set in Georgia and was Paradjanov’s first film after eleven years enforced confinement. It is based on a Georgian legend and continues the tension of Paradjanov’s earlier works concerning free will and predestination. Dedicated to Georgian warriors, it is a bold metaphor for Georgia’s independence from “Mother Russia”.

Credits

production company

Armenfilm U S S R

Duration

02:40:00:00

Production places
Soviet Union
Production dates
1969

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

36740

Subject categories

Adaptations

Experimental

Experimental → Experimental films - Soviet Union

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Soviet Union

Literature → Russian literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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