The Color of Pomegranates

The Color of Pomegranates (1969) is a Soviet film by Sergei Parajanov. It tells the biographical story of the 18th-century Armenian poet and musician Sayat-Nova (King of Song). The story of his life is told through the use of highly stylized tableaux vivants that represent the different chapters of the poet’s life. By many it is considered a cinema classic.

According to the director, he found his inspiration in “the Armenian illuminated miniatures. I wanted to create that inner dynamic that comes from inside the picture, the forms and the dramaturgy of colour.”

*In 2015 Chilean music producer / mixing engineer Nicolas Jaar released an alternative soundtrack to the film. Worth checking out.
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90 minutes