Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sergei Parajanov - The Color of Pomegranates

I was just put on to this beautiful movie The Color of Pomegranates by Arminian director, Sergei Parajanov.
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. IMDb
I found the trailer and the full version on youtube but it's impossible to embed. Check. the. links. The movie is visually stunning but a bit hard to get through at first because it's one beautiful image after another so it can be extremely overwhelming (the same way Matthew Barney or Alejandro Jodorowsky would be)...but totally inspiring and worth the time to get through it.