The Color of Pomegranates (1969)

Directed by Sergei Parajanov
Soviet Union | PG | Drama | Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian | 79
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue

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, charting his intellectual, artistic, and spiritual growth through iconographic compositions rather than traditional narrative.