THE COLOR OF

POMEGRANATES


RELEASE: 1969                             SCREENING: 

STUDIO: HAYFILM STUDIO         RUN TIME: 1H 19M

TYPE: (2182m), COLOR.              GENRE: EXPERIMENTAL


DIRECTOR: S. PARAJANOV

SCREEN WRITER: S. PARAJANOV

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: S. SHAHBAZYAN

ART DIRECTOR: S. ANDRANIKYAN

COMPOSER: T. MANSURYAN

 

CAST: SAYAT-NOVA, QUEEN ANNA, “GIRL IN LACE,” AND POET’S MUSE – S.CHIAURELI, SAYAT-NOVA IN THE CHILDHOOD – M.ALEKYAN, POET IN THE CHURCH – V.GALSTYAN, POET IN OLD AGE – G.GEGECHKORI, PRINCE – H.MINASYAN, POET’S MOTHER – M.JAPARIDZE, POET’S FATHER – S.BAGASHVILLI.
IN THE EPISODES: G.MATSUKATOV, M.BIBILEYSHVILLI, G.MARGARYAN, L.KARAMYAN, G.GABUNIA, B.MIRIANASHVILLI, I.BABAYAN, B.TAKHISHVILLI, ZH.GHARIBYAN, T.DVALI, E.PANAKHCHYAN, YU.MERDENOV, YU.AMIRYAN.

 

SOUND: YU.SAYADYAN

PANTOMIME DIRECTOR: S.PARAJANOV

FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: A.SAMVELYAN

SECOND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: ROM.ZHAMHARYAN

CAMERA: M.SHAHBAZYAN

VISUAL EFFECTS: L.KARAMYAN, H.HOVHANNISYAN

COSTUME DESIGNER: YE.AKHVLEDIANI, I.KARALYAN, ZH.SARABYAN

JEWELRY DESIGNER: A.ASATUROV

EDITOR: M.PONOMARENKO

SCREEN EDITOR: B.HOVHANNISYAN, P.ZEYTUNTSYAN

MUSIC EDITOR: M.BERKO

MUSIC DESIGNER: YU.HARUTYUNYAN

ARCHITECTURE CONSULTANT: V.JORBENADZE

PRODUCTION MANAGER: A.MELIK-SARGSYAN.

 

SUMMARY


This is a poetic film about the life and creative art of an outstanding Armenian poet Sayat-Nova (XVII century). The director depicts the childhood, adolescence, love, death, and immortality of the singer through symbols and allegories.

The first author’s cut of the film was screened only in Armenia. It was only after Sergey Yutkevich’s editing that the film was allowed to have distribution throughout the Soviet Union.