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Paradjanov: A Requiem (1994)

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Is he Armenia's most famous director?
28 December 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

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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