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Second Sight Films and ICA present: The Colour of Pomegranates + Intro by Daniel Bird

Second Sight Films and ICA present: The Colour of Pomegranates + Intro by Daniel Bird

27 Jan 2018

This screening is introduced by Daniel Bird

Watching Sergei Parajanov's The Colour of Pomegranates... is like opening a door and walking into another dimension, where time has stopped and beauty has been unleashed.   - Martin Scorsese  

Sergei Parajanov's celebrated masterwork The Colour Of Pomegranates paints an astonishing portrait of the 18th century Armenian poet Sayat Nova, the 'King of Songs'. One of cinema’s most revered and beautiful films, this masterpiece is not a conventional biography but a cinematic expression of Sayat Nova's work, resulting in an extraordinary visual poem.

Key moments in Nova's life are illustrated through a series of exquisitely orchestrated tableaux filled with rich colour and stunning iconography, each scene a celluloid painting alive with stylised movement. The digital restoration of the Armenian version of The Colour of Pomegranates is part of Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation World Cinema Project and was produced by Cineteca di Bologna's L'Immagine Ritrovata with the generous support of The Material World Foundation.

Parajanov's restored Sayat Nova (The Color of Pomegranates)

The Colour of Pomegranates, dir. Sergei Parajanov, Soviet Union 1969, 78 mins

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