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Title Nrạn guyně = Color of pomegranates / Hayfilm ; stsʻenari heghinak ev rẹzhisor Sergey Pʻarajanov ; [Armenfilm].

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  ARM DVD COLOR DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
Edition Two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (78 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.+ 1 folded insert (12 pages : color illustrations, 18 cm).
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
stamping rdapm
Description digital rdatr
optical rdarm
mono rdacpc
NTSC rdabs
video file rdaft
DVD video
region 1 rdare
Motion pictures lcgft
Series The Criterion collection ; 918
Criterion collection ; 918.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1; full screen (1.37:1); Dolby Digital mono.
Cast Sofiko Chiaureli, M. Aleksanian, V. Galstian, O. Minasian, G. Gegechkori, Spartak Baghashvili.
Credits Director of photography, Suren Shakhbazian ; editor, M. Ponomarenko ; composer, Tigran Mansurian.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1969.
Contents disc 1. Nṛan guyně (the Armenian version, aka Parajanov's cut) -- disc 2. [Special features].
Note Full screen (1.37:1).
"At the time of the film's release, the Russian censors decided that the film did not reflect Sayat Nova's life and renamed the film 'Nran Guyne' which translates to 'The color of pomegranates'. Despite this intervention, the film remains internationally recognized by Parajanov's original title, Sayat Nova."--Opening screens.
Summary "A breathtaking fusion of poetry, ethnography, and cinema, Sergei Parajanov's masterwork overflows with unforgettable images and sounds. In a series a tableaux that blend the tactile with the abstract, The Color of Pomegranites revives the splendors of Armenian culture through the story of the eighteenth-century troubadour Sayat-Nova, charting his intellectual, artistic, and spiritual growth through iconographic compositions rather than traditional narrative. The film's tapestry of folklore and metaphor departed from the realism that dominated the Soviet cinema of its era, leading authorities to block its distribution, with rare underground screenings presenting it in a restructured form. This edition features the cut closest to Parajanov's original vision, in a restoration that brings new life to one of cinema's most enigmatic meditations on art and beauty"--Container.
Note Features: New 4K digital restoration, undertaken by The Film Foundation's World Cinema Project in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna; New audio commentary featuring critic, filmmaker and festival programmer Tony Rayns; The Color of Armenian Land, a rarely seen 1969 documentary by Mikhail Vartanov featuring footage of director Sergei Parajanov at work; New video essay on the film's symbols and references, featuring scholar James Steffen; New interview with Steffan detailing the production of the film; Documentaries from 1977 and 2003 on Armenian poet Sayat-Nova and Parajanov: The Last Film, a 2015 experimental short documentary by Martiros M. Vartanov; New English subtitle translation; An essay by Ian Christie.
Audience Rating: Not rated.
Language Chiefly in Armenian with some Georgian and Azerbaijani; optional English subtitles.
Subject Sayatʻ-Nova, 1712-1795 -- Drama.
Poets, Armenian -- Drama.
Armenia -- Civilization -- Drama.
Sayatʻ-Nova, 1712-1795. (OCoLC)fst00135758
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Poets, Armenian. (OCoLC)fst01067819
Asia -- Armenia. (OCoLC)fst01206470
Genre/Form Biographical films.
Historical films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Biographical films. (OCoLC)fst01710277
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
Historical films. (OCoLC)fst01710314
Added Author Paradzhanov, Sergeĭ, 1924-1990, film director, screenwriter.
Chiaureli, Sofʹi︠a︡, 1937-2008, actor.
Aleksanian, M., actor.
Galstian, V., actor.
Minasyan, Hovhannes, 1928-1972, actor.
Gegečkori, Giorgi, 1923- actor.
Bahashvili, S., actor.
Shakhbazyan, Suren, 1923-1989, director of photography.
Ponomarenko, Marfa, editor of moving image work.
Mansuryan, Tigran, 1939- composer (expression)
Rayns, Tony, commentator.
Steffen, James, 1966- commentator.
Armenfilm (Firm), production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Note Container title: Color of pomegranates
Also known as: Colour of pomegranates
Also known as: Nṛan gouyne
Also known in Russia as: T︠S︡vet granata
Added Title Container of (work): Sayat nova (Motion picture)
Standard No. 715515213714
ISBN 9781681434254
Music No. CC2875D The Criterion Collection
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