• Film ID:
  • 3269
  • Availability:
  • VHS - Adv. Booking Required
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • VHS=160 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Georgia.Armenia.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • Georgian.
THE COLOUR OF POMEGRANATES / LEGEND OF THE SURAM FORTRESS (1969)
(Sayat Nova / Ambavi Suramis tsikhitsa)
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The mythical "Colour of Pomegranates", the life of 18th century Armenian poet Sayat Nova, (included in Time Out's 100 greatest all time movie list), double-billed with the "Legend of the Suram Fortress", a Georgian myth about a young boy who saves the constantly crumbling Suram Fortress by allowing himself to be covered with earth and eggs and walled up alive. Eloquent images and obscure symbols constructed in striking tableaux vivants, emblematic gestures or formalised movement. Beautiful, surreal and reminiscent of Dali and Eisenstein.
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