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Film: Sayat Nova - La Couleur de la Grenade

20 01 2010 00:00 01:00

At the event of the exhibition of Andro Wekua in the gallery Barbara Gladstone in Brussels, Wiels presents Sayat Nova (1969) by Armenian director Sergei Parajanov, a film selected by the artist Andro Wekua who recently exhibited at Wiels and who will be present at the screening.

Film Sayat Nova La Couleur de la Grenade

One of the greatest masterpieces of the 20th century Sergei Parajanov's Color of the Pomegrenate, a biography of the Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova (King of Song) reveals the poet's life more through his poetry than a conventional narration of important events in Sayat Nova's life. We see the poet grow up, fall in love, enter a monastery and die, but these incidents are depicted in the context of what are images from Sergei Parajanov's imagination and Sayat Nova's poems, poems that are seen and rarely heard. Sofiko Chiaureli plays 6 roles, both male and female, and Sergei Parajanov writes, directs, edits, choreographs, works on costumesn design and decor and virtually every aspect of this revolutionary work void of any dialog or camera movement.