Call number: DVD-5393

Nran Gouyne/Sayat Nova [Tsvet granata] [The Colour of Pomegranates]

Armenfil´m, 1969; released 29 August 1970
Screenplay: Sergei Paradzhanov, with extracts from the poetry of Sayat Nova
Photography: Suren Shakhbazian
Production design: Stepan Andranikian
Music: Tigran Mansurian
Pantomimes staged by: Sergei Paradzhanov

The young poet/ the poet's beloved/ 
  the nun with the white lace/ 
  the angel of resurrection/ 
  the pantomime         	Sofiko Chiaureli 
The poet as a child	 	Melkop Alekian
The poet as a monk	 	Vilen Galstian
The poet as an old man	        Georgii Gegechkori
The Prince		 	Hovhannes Minasian
The poet's father		Spartak Bagashvili
The poet's mother		Medeia Dzhaparidze
Avet-aga			Avet Avetisian
80 minutes
In Armenian with optional English subtitles

On 2 DVDs. This is DVD 1, containing the film

Region code All
Aspect ratio
Languages Optional English subtitles
Features New 4K digital restoration, undertaken by The Film Foundation's World Cinema Project in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna
New English subtitle translation
New audio commentary by Tony Rayns
12-page booklet with an essay by Ian Christie
Source The Criterion Collection, No. 918

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