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Lyric Russian fantasy is set in a remote 19th-century Carpathian village, where a young man tries to cope with the loss of his lover and his family, only to find himself lost in the past. Striking color sequences and bizarre occult scenes highlight Sergei Paradjanov's compelling tale. Ivan Mikolajchuk and Larisa Kadochnikova star. 92 ... more
Sergei Paradjanov's fantasy, based on an ancient legend, about a young man who agrees to be entombed in order to save his Georgian comrades in their fight against invaders. With Levani Outchanechvili. 83 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Georgian Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English; filmographies; featurettes; interview; photo gallery; ... more
Sergei Paradjanov's final film is a sumptuously realized saga about a wandering minstrel who goes on a wondrous journey filled with adventure and danger in order to marry the daughter of a wealthy merchant. Yuri Mgoyan, Sofiko Chiaureli star. 74 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Georgian Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; ... more
Censored by Soviet officials, Sergei Paradjanov's lavish film follows 18th-century Armenian poet Sayat Nova's incredible life, from carpet weaver's apprentice to archbishop to martyr. The lyrical, image-laden work led to the director's imprisonment in 1974. Also includes "Hagop Hovnatanian," Paradjanov's short on the artist. AKA: ... more
"The Legend of Suram Fortress," Sergei Paradjanov's fantasy, based on an ancient legend, concerns a young man who agrees to be entombed in order to save his Georgian comrades in their fight against invaders. With Levani Outchaneichvili. Then, Paradjanov's final film, "Ashik Kerib," is a sumptuously realized saga about a wandering minstrel ... more