The Color of Pomegranates (1969) by Sergei Parajanov

Thursday, March 12, 1987, 8:00 pm

The Color of Pomegranates

By Sergei Paradjanov


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

The Color of Pomegranates is an exotic evocation of the life and work of 18th century Armenian poet-hero Sayat Nova. Paradjanov’s first feature since Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors uses daring symbolic imagery to trace the history and heritage of the Armenian nation and people — symbols that led to the film’s suppression and Paradjanov’s imprisonment by Soviet authorities. “Sayat Nova is an extraordinary film… steeped in folk culture and religious ritual…a series of linked tableaux — strange marvels in stone churches punctuated by primitive bits of camera magic.” — J. Hoberman, Village Voice.