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Paradjanov: The Color of Armenian Land (1969)

Tsvet armyanskoy zemli (original title)
Blacklisted for portraying his dissident friends Paradjanov and Minas, Vartanov had to wait 20 years to complete the trilogy with Minas: A Requiem (1989) and Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992)

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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 ruins of temples, frescos, cross-stones, contemporary sculptures of Chakmakchian, the first appearance on film of iconic modernist painter Minas and his paintings, as well as the world famous behind-the-scenes episodes of Sergei Parajanov at work on the landmark film "Sayat Nova". Banned in Soviet Union, the film placed Mikhail Vartanov on KGB's blacklist (1967 - 1990s) and though some of the footage reappeared in his poetic masterpiece Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992), an important part was stolen from the archives - only 1 frame recently surfaced. Written by PARAJANOV.com

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