Color of Pomengranates (1968)

Dir. Sergei Parajanov

This could one day move into the 9 range. Kevin you should see this.

The film is loosely about an 18th Century Armenian poet, Aruthin Sayadin. But to me that is really irrelevent. You know how there are poems that you like even though you have no clue about what they mean? That’s my experience of this film–and I consider this one of the great visual cinematic poems. Perhaps, calling the film a performance art piece will give you a better idea of what this is about. The film also makes you feel like Parajanov is a painter–the way he uses space, color and objects; it’s all orchestrated masterfully. I think the film is very close to the same league as 2001: a Space Odyssey.

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