tirsdag 16. august 2011

"Follow the Rabbit"


Original title: Սայաթ-Նովա (Sayat Nova)
Year: 1968
Country: Armenia (Soviet Union)
Language: Armenian
Number: 506
Director: Sergei Parajanov
Starring: Sofiko Chiaureli, Melkon Aleksanyan, Vilen Galstyan, Giorgi Gegechkori

Sergei Parajanov was born 1924 in Georgia, to armenian parents. All his life he tried not to give into the cultural repression by the Soviet Russia. Color of Pomegranates is his heritage and his legacy. Color of Pomegranates is not a plot driven movie, it's pure symbolism. Some people might find it long, pointless and boring. Or maybe you are one of those who really can appreciate the art and the symbolism that this picture has to offer. I think, If you are not familiar with armenian culture, this picture is like diving into a new world, and you will be amazed. Most of the symbolism in this film is mostly about christianity, and how important it is to the armenian people, mostly because Armenia was the first nation to adopt christianity as a state religion. Color of Pomegranates is a reverence picture. You just have to let go of the idea about plot, and just take this movie for what it is.

Grade: A

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