The Persecution of Sergei Parajanov + Tarkovsky & Parajanov

  • Sergei_Parajanov

    (January 9, 1924 – July 20, 1990) was a Soviet film director and artist who made significant contributions to Ukrainian, Armenian and Georgian cinema.[1] He invented his own cinematic style, which was totally out of step with the guiding principles of socialist realism (the only sanctioned art style in the USSR). This, combined with his controversial lifestyle and behaviour, led Soviet authorities to repeatedly persecute and imprison him, and suppress his films.

    Maestro Parajanov Institute

  • Sayat Nova – by Parajanov (see an excerpt on youtube)

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    Sergei and Allen Ginsberg

  • 1andreiparajanov

  • Islands is a short documentary film on the lives of two Russian filmmakers, their friendship and their artistry, with abundant footage of their works.

  • β€œIn the temple of cinema, there are images, light, and reality. Sergei Parajanov was the master of that temple.” – Jean-Luc Godard

    via Juan-Carlos Arias Martinez