Wednesday, 24 August 2011

The Colour of Pomegranates ★★★★★

Medieval Armenian poetry is still one of the most remarkable victories of the human spirit known in the annals of the entire world” Valery Brivsov

Sergei Parajanov’s seminal classic, The Colour of Pomegranates, finally becomes available for UK audiences to buy after years of only being accessible through unauthorised European bootlegs.

Striving to convey the gloriously vivid words of the famed medieval Armenian poet, Sayal Nova,Pararjanov has created a sumptuous tapestry of visually alluring Iconography that ironically relies on ocular metaphors instead of words to capture the majesty behind this renowned wordsmiths work, using the language of cinema to recreate the vivid prose of his poetry

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