In his debut Mikhail Vartanov presents the ancient and modern art of Armenia through post-impressionist painter Martiros Saryan's silent commentary of gestures. Biblical landscapes, the ... See full summary »
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 »
I saw this film many years ago in Sweden. I was really moved by it and my girlfriend was crying when it ended. Everyone stood up and applauded. We didn't know about Sergei Paradjanov before that but later watched many of his films. My favourite part is the famous montage at the end and also when they show him shooting The Colour of Pomegranates. The prison part is just really excellent also. I think Last Spring documentary is one of greatest documentaries I have seen, my other favourites are the Man with Movie Camera by Vertov, Nanook by Flaherty, controversial Olympia by Riefenstahl, and Sorrow and Pity by Marcel Ophüls.
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