Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a rich merchant's daughter, but is spurned by her father and forced to roam the world for a thousand and one nights - but not before he's ... See full summary »
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A film director Sergey Paradjanov creates brilliant films. His nonconformist behavior conflicts with Soviet System. He is committed to prison for being eccentric. His indestructible love ... See full summary »
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In case you've never heard of Sergei Paradjanov - 1924-1990 - he was an Armenian movie director in Soviet times who was imprisoned for "same-sexuality". "Paradjanov: A Requiem" features him talking about his movies (I saw it on the B-side of "The Color of Pomegranates"). Like many directors, he goes to great lengths to talk about the artistic aspects in his movies. I thought that it was fairly interesting, but maybe all these years of famous people being hacks and blow-hards have desensitized us to any commentary. Among other things, when Paradjanov won an award, he dedicated it to his recently deceased friend Andrei Tarkovsky. Sergei Paradjanov was truly an interesting man.
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