23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

The Color of Pomegranates

Sergei Parajanov

Soviet Union
Fiction, 1969, 78'

(In partnership with Lisboa 5L Festival)

Restored in 2014 by Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata and The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project, in association with the National Cinema Centre of Armenia and Gosfilmofond of Russia. Restoration funding provided by the Material World Charitable Foundation and The Film Foundation.

A portrait of the Armenian poet and troubadour Sayat-Nova that is presented as a visual poem, composed of tableaux representing his life. An enigmatic meditation on art that was such a departure from the Soviet realism of its era that the authorities prevented its distribution outside Armenia.

[Based on Sayat Nova’s biography and poetry]
Presentation: Elisabete Marques

Special Screenings - 5L

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ORIGINAL TITLE
Sayat Nova
SCRIPT
Sayat Nova, Sergei Parajanov
CAST
Sofiko Chiaureli
PHOTOGRAPHY
Suren Shakhbazyan
EDITING
Sergei Parajanov, Marfa Ponomarenko, Sergei Yutkevich

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