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The Films of Sergei Paradjanov (Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors/The Color of Pomegranates/The Legend of Suram Fortress/Ashik Kerib)
The Films of Sergei Paradjanov
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors/The Color of Pomegranates/The Legend of Suram Fortress/Ashik Kerib
Actor: Films of Sergei Paradjanov
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Music Video & Concerts
NR     2008     6hr 39min

SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS (1964) Shadows is a boldly conceived and astonishingly photographed blend of enchanting mythology, hypnotic religious iconography, and pagan magic. And although its unsentimental depiction of...  more »

     
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Actor: Films of Sergei Paradjanov
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Love & Romance, Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Kino Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 02/05/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 6hr 39min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 10
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, Ukrainian

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Movie Reviews

Uneven, but sometimes absolute genius
Un francais en angleterre | Londres, UK | 11/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The box-set has 4 movies, spanning pretty much the entire career of Paradjanov (who unfortunately for him spent a lot of his life in the soviet jails). The first two are absolute masterpieces, but I care much less for the last two. This being said, both the "colour of the pomegranates" and "shadow of the forgotten ancestors" were one of a kind experience and I would highly recommend both to anyone interested in movies that stretch one's conception of cinema and art. That's pretty clearly a big if, but if you recognize yourself as such a person, go for it without any hesitation (and maybe start with the pomegranates rather than the shadows: this is not the chronological order, but this would in my view make for a gentler introduction)"