The Colour of Pomegranates / Sayat Nova Sergei

The Colour of Pomegranates / Sayat Nova Sergei

Director :  Parajanov / Soviet Union / 79 / Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian / 1969

The Colour of Pomegranates is a biography of the Armenian poet Sayat-Nova (King of Song) that attempts to reveal the poet’s life visually and poetically rather than literally. The film is
presented with little dialogue using active tableaux which depict the poet’s life in chapters.

Director and Screenplay Sergei Parajanov
Narrator Armen Dzhigarkhanyan
DoP Suren Shakhbazyan
Editor Sergei Parajanov, M. Ponomarenko, Sergei Yutkevich
Music Tigran Mansuryan

Cast Sofiko Chiaureli ,Melkon Aleksanyan,Vilen Galstyan

Awards / Festivals

  • Cannes Film Festival, Toronto IFF
  • New York Film Festival, New Zealand IFF , London Film Festival