The Color of Pomegranates (English Subtitled)

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7.61 h 20 min1980NR
A breathtaking fusion of poetry, ethnography, and cinema, Sergei Parajanov’s masterwork overflows with unforgettable images and sounds. In a series of tableaux that blend the tactile with the abstract, The Color of Pomegranates revives the splendors of Armenian culture through the story of the eighteenth-century troubadour Sayat-Nova.
Directors
Sergei Parajanov
Starring
Sofiko ChiaureliMelkon AlekianVilen Galustian
Genres
DramaHistoricalMusic Videos and Concerts
Subtitles
None available
Audio languages
Հայերեն
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Supporting actors
Georgi GegechkoriHovhannes MinasianSpartak BaghashviliMedea Japaridze
Studio
The Criterion Collection
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4.5 out of 5 stars

102 global ratings

  1. 78% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 6% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 11% of reviews have 3 stars
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Sunghyun KimReviewed in the United States on January 9, 2021
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Have you ever read Roland Barthes?
It's quite contrary to Reader's Digest style.
Sequences are clueless to me but I like it.
I don't know why, but it may be owing to the exotic scenes
and mysterious surface that invites active interpretation.
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horizonReviewed in the United States on August 24, 2020
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Beautiful and mesmerising
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Just watch and let yourself be touched and quickened by the strange beauty Sergei Parajanov weaves as he contemplates the life and soul of the 18th c troubador and martyr, Sayat-Nova.
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JoleneReviewed in the United States on September 29, 2015
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the film is beautifully symbolic and well done
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Understanding the background of the poet that is the subject of the film, the film is beautifully symbolic and well done. I appreciated the beauty of the Armenian culture being represented, and the wonderful images that were colorful and artistic.
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L. MathieuReviewed in the United States on January 28, 2021
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Beautiful
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Amazing imagry
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Angel MGReviewed in the United States on January 7, 2021
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Highly recommend!
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Fantastic artistic film really taking you through the Journey of a mans life and his examination of the life he lived. Beautifully painting the journey from life to death.
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JackReviewed in the United States on January 12, 2019
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Weird but visually pleasing and inspiring
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Jordan FormanReviewed in the United States on February 16, 2014
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Pomegranates ROCKS!
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One of the greatest cinematic masterpieces of the surrealist movement. Second only perhaps to Jodorowsky's El Topo. Mesmerizing! Visual splendor like never before...plus an amazing narrative twist at the very end not to be missed...
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Julia BelleReviewed in the United States on October 25, 2015
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not an Evening's Entertainment for All
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This is some sort of foreign art film. I think it is supposed to be "deep". But I'm not familiar with the symbolism. Life is short, I don't want to take the time to research the background of the film, and so I cannot understand it. However, those who like films with opaque meanings and obscure symbolism should have a field day with this one.
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