Arabesques on the Pirosmani Theme
Arabesques on the Pirosmani Theme

Arabesques on the Pirosmani Theme

Director Sergei Parajanov

Production year 1986

Length 25min.

Country Georgia

SYNOPSIS

A film-poem based on themes in the images of Georgian artist Pirosmani.

CAST & CREW

Sergei Parajanov
Sergei Parajanov

Director

Script

Sergei Parajanov, Kora Tsereteli

Director of Photography

N. Paliashvili

Production designer

Aleksandr Janshiev

Music by

Jansug Kakhidze

Sound

Gary Kuntsev

Edit

Maria Ponomarenko

Production company

Georgian Documentary Film Studio

Sergei Parajanov

(1924, Tbilisi, Georgia - 1990, Yerevan, Armenia) In 1942-43 Sergei Parajanov studied at Tbilisi Institute of Engineers of Transportation Means, in 1943-44 - in Vocal Department of Tbilisi Conservatory. At the same time he was taking dance lessons at the Dance Academy next to the Opera Theatre. In 1945, Parajanov transferred to Moscow State Conservatory named for P. Tchaikovsky (pedagogue Nina Dorliak). In 1951, he graduated from the Directing Department of VGIK (Igor Savchenko's master class, later Alexander Dovzhenko’s). Parajanov worked as a director at Dovzhenko Film Studio, Armenfilm and Kartuli Pilmi. In 1973, he was arrested and convicted on trumped-up charges. Spent four years in a strict regime camp. Has been released from jail in 1978. Official rehabilitation was not followed. After his release he lived in Tbilisi, worked for the Kartuli Pilmi. He is a People's Artist of Ukrainian and Armenia (1990).


Filmography

Moldavian Tale (1952, short), Andriesh (Co-Dir. Y. Bazelyan, 1954), Dumka (1958, doc.), Natalia Uzhviy (1959, doc.), Golden Hands (1959, doc.), The First Fellow (1959), Ukrainian Rhapsody (1961), A Flower on the Stone (1962), Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964), Kyiv Frescoes (1966, unfinished), Hakob Hovnatanyan (1967, doc.), The Color of Pomegranate (1969), Legend on Suram Fortress (Co-Dir. Dodo Abashidze, 1984), Pirosmani (Arabesques on the Pirosmani Themes, 1985), Ashik-Kerib (1988), Confession (1990, unfinished).

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