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Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992)

 -  Documentary  -  1 May 1995 (USA)
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Himself - Maestro
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Mother in 'The Confession'
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Himself
Yuri Mgoyan ...
Relative in 'The Confession'
Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy ...
Himself, Tarkovsky's actor
Leila Alibegashvilli ...
Herself, Parajanov's actress
Suren Shakhbazyan ...
Himself, DP of Sayat Nova
Suren Parajanov ...
Himself (as Suren Paradjanov)
Svetlana Paradjanov ...
Herself (as Svetlana Paradjanova)
Irakli Kvirikadze ...
Himself
Gaiane Khachaturian ...
Herself, Painter (as Gayane Khachatryan)
Rezo Chkheidze ...
Himself, Writer
Silva Kaputikyan ...
Herself, Poet
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Himself
Bella Akhmadulina ...
Herself, Poet
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Mikhail Vartanov's influential documentary about the imprisoned genius Sergei Parajanov who was persecuted "during the height of his artistic power," for his unruly life style and non-conformist masterpieces -- "The Color of Pomegranates" and "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" -- hailed as some of the greatest motion pictures of the 20th century. Made in a blockaded, war-torn Armenia, under the prohibitive conditions of only one hour daily limit of electricity, Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992) caused a sensation at its premieres in Russia and Armenia and influenced numerous future books, writings, and films. After the premiere in Russia, Tonino Guerra, the screenwriter of Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni, wrote: Mikhail Vartanov's film, Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992), about the last days of our great Parajanov, excited and filled me with the strength to resume the way of the magnificent tale that the Maestro had taken. In Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992), Mikhail Vartanov... Written by PARAJANOV.com

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Mikhail Vartanov arrived in United States with only one possession - the single 35mm print in existence of Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992). National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. held the film's American premiere. See more »

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Mikhail Vartanov: They imprisoned him at the height of his artistic powers
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Screenwriter Martin Vartanov is credited as Martiros Vartanianz, which is the name of his grandfather born in the 19th century. See more »

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Work of art
21 May 2003 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

what a beautiful film, a work of art. it is the most unforgettable documentary in the recent memory. amazing cinematic style with stunning images and a haunting, powerful story. just a thrill to watch. i didn't just like it, i loved it.


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