THE COLOR OF POMEGRANATES
SERGEI PARAJANOV | SOVIET UNION | 1969 | 79 MIN | NR | ARMENIAN, AZERBAIJANI, GEORGIAN
Often cited as one of cinema’s greatest achievements, the life of Armenian poet Sayat-Nova is visually told through jaw-dropping and surreal tableaux from director Sergei Parajanov.
Cast: Sofiko Chiaureli, Melkon Alekyan, Vilen Galstyan, Gogi Gegechkori
Part of the Philadelphia Film Society’s AP Bio series.
No late night study sessions or textbooks needed for these adventurous films that forego the standard, Oscar-baity practices synonymous with the cinematic biopic tradition for more imaginative, unique, and illuminating interpretations of life.