The Color of Pomegranates (1969)

Georgian artist Sergei Paradjanov, after the eye-opening primitiveness of his 1964 film Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, grew more abstract in his storytelling and more hellzapoppin with his folk-art imagery. This demanding and astonishingly beautiful film depicts the life of Armenian poet Sayat Nova (which Paradjanov mixes with the myth-tales of Nova’s own writing), and The Color of Pomegranates is a fabulous visitation of ancient Russian-Arab-Turkish-style fusion, as seen in the most surreal icon art.

The Color of Pomegranates
The Color of Pomegranates (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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