Sergey PARAJANOV
Сергей ПАРАДЖАНОВ
Sergueï PARADJANOV
USSR, 1970, 74mn 
Colour, fiction
Colour of Pomegranate
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Цвет граната « Саят-Нова»

 

 Sayat Nova. La Couleur de la grenade

 Tsvet Grenata

Other titles : Nran guyne
 
Directed by : Sergey PARAJANOV (Сергей ПАРАДЖАНОВ)
Writing credits : Sergey PARAJANOV (Сергей ПАРАДЖАНОВ)
 
Cast
Melkop ALEKYAN (Мелкоп АЛЕКЯН) ...Le poète enfant
gb AVETISIAN (Авет АВЕТИСЯН)
Spartak BAGASHVILI (Спартак БАГАШВИЛИ)
Sofiko CHIAURELY (Софико ЧИАУРЕЛИ) ...Le poète jeune, La bien-aimée, la nonne, l'ange
Vilen GALSTIAN (Вилен ГАЛСТЯН) ...Le poète au couvent
Georgi GEGECHKORI (Георгий ГЕГЕЧКОРИ) ...Le poète vieux
Medeya JAPARIDZE (Медея ДЖАПАРИДЗЕ)
 
Cinematography : Suren SHAKHBAZIANE (Сурен ШАХБАЗЯН)
Production design : Stepan ANDRANIKYAN (Степан АНДРАНИКЯН), Sergey PARAJANOV (Сергей ПАРАДЖАНОВ)
Music : Tigran MANSURYAN (Тигран МАНСУРЯН)
Sound : Yuri SAYADYAN (Юрий САЯДЯН)
Production : Armenfilm (Арменфильм)
Release date in Russia : 1973
 
format : 35 mm
Sites : Allociné, IMDb, Chapaev
VOD or DVD release in France : 2006-09-27, Site

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Ruscico. 2010.
Language : AR, RU
Subtitles : RU EN FR DE ES IT NL PT
Editor : Films sans frontières. 2006. Titre : Sayat Nova. La Couleur de la Grenade
Editor : Editions Montparnasse. 2013. Titre : Paradjnov. Coffret

Plot synopsis
Stylized biographical drama of the life of noted eighteenth century Armenian poet and troubadour Sayat Nova. Based on his writings, the film, which depicts the poet's life in eight sections from childhood to death, is rich with symbols of sacred and secular Armenian life.
Source : www.lib.berkeley.edu/
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Sayat Nova, la couleur de la grenade, hors cadre. Un film étrange et méditatif de Sergueï Paradjanov, nouvelobs.com, 2020
Lady Gaga’s latest music video is a tribute to arthouse Armenian filmmaker Sergei Parajanov, calvertjournal.com, 2020
Sayat Nova. la couleur de la grenade de Serueï Paradjanov, Olivier BITOUN, dvdclassik.com, 2013
Sayat Nova. La Couleur de la grenade de Sergueï Paradjanov, Ciné-club de Caen, 2013
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Independant European Film Festival VOICES, Vologda (Russia), 2018
- Pessac International History Film Festival, Pessac (France), 2016
- Cairo International Film Festival, Cairo (Egypt), 2015
- Europe around Europe, Paris (France), 2015
- Release in France of a restored film, Different cities (France), 2015
- 'Il Cinema Ritrovato' Festival, Bologna (Italy), 2015
- Yerevan International Film Festival "Golden Apricot", Yerevan (Armenia), 2014
- Cinémathèque de Toulouse : Tarkovski et autres poètes du cinéma soviétique, Toulouse (France), 2014
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 2014
- L'Etrange Festival, Paris (France), 2014
- 'Il Cinema Ritrovato' Festival, Bologna (Italy), 2014
- The Times BFI London Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2014
- Vesoul International Asiatic Film Festival, Vesoul (France), 2013
- Fribourg International Film Festival, Fribourg (Switzerland), 2013
- Odessa International Film Festival, Odessa (Ukraine), 2013
- Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Sao Paulo (Brazil ), 2011
- Douarnenez Film Festival, Douarnenez (France), 2009
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2008
- VOD or DVD release in France of the film:, Different cities (France), 2006

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