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SERGEI PARAJANOV: A BIBLIOGRAPHY By Ara Soghomonian

Collected April 2005, UCLA


Information Sources and Libraries Used in Collecting This Bibliography:

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Catalog
UCLA Young Research Library (YRL)
UCLA Powell Library
UCLA Arts Library
UCLA Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF)
University of California MELVYL Search
ProQuest (Online Journal Gateway)
ISI Web of Science (Online Journal Gateway)
Internet Movie DataBase (IMDB.com)
Parajanov.com (Official Website of Sergei Parajanov)
Haykakan Sovetakan Hanragitaran (Armenian Encyclopedia)

Filmed Material:
Films By and About Parajanov

Don Askarian
Paradzhanov. 1998. 60 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: Russian
Country: Armenia

Ruben Gevorkyants
Islands. 1987. 56 min

A bunch of stories, portraits and images about people of amazing destinies, including Parajanov and Tarkovsky, merging into a non-traditional and polemic image of Armenia. [cite: IMDB.com]

Alternate Title(s):
Kghziner (Armenian title)
Islands (International: English title)
Ostrova (Soviet Union: Russian title)
Genre: Documentary
Language: Armenian
Notes: Sergei Parajanov plays Himself in the film.
Country: Soviet Union

Ruben Gevorkyants
Parajanov. The Last Collage. 1995. 70 min

“Parajanov: The Last Collage”. It tells the amazing story of the director, who is acknowledged as one of the greatest influences on the history of the world cinema. It includes interviews with famous actors and directors such as Jean-Luc Goddard, Tonnino Guerra and Marina Vladi. Shot on locations in France, Armenia, Ukraine, Russia, Italy the film follows the artistic path of one of the greatest filmmakers of the twentieth century. [cite: http://www.rebellight.com/titles.htm]

Alternate Title(s):
Parajanov. Verjin kolazh

Genre: Documentary
Language: Armenian
Country: Armenia/France

Yuri Ilyenko
Swan Lake: The Zone. 1990.

A film about the Reality Of Life In Soviet Era Ukraine.

Alternate Title(s):
Lebedyne ozero-zona

Genre: (Undetermined in my research)
Notes: Written by Sergei Parajanov

Country: Soviet Union
Georgi Paradzhanov

I Died in Childhood. 2004. 51 min

"I died in my childhood" - is a film about Sergei Paradjanov, one of the greatest filmmakers of the XXth century. The film is unique for its sincerity which practically turns it into a confession of the great director. The film displays exclusive photos from Sergei Paradjanov's life: on movie sets, at home, in jail. The narration is a monologue, compiled from letters, notes, parts of his unfinished screenplay for "Confession". The film demonstrates the only episode from Paradjanov's "Confession" - the funeral of a neighbor's daughter. This is seen as the director's prediction of his own death. [cite: http://www.festival-cannes.fr/films/fiche_film.php?langue=6002&id_film=4196866]

Alternate Title(s):
Ya umer v detstve

Genre: Documentary
Language: Russian
Country: Russia

Mikhail Vartanov & Sergei Parajanov
Parajanov: The Last Spring. 1992. 55 min 55 min

Influential documentary masterpiece about imprisoned cinema-genius Sergei Parajanov, persecuted by KGB, during the height of his artistic power, for creating non-conformist films "Color of Pomegranate" and "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" - regarded as one the greatest films of the 20th century. A film by his close friend, Russian Academy Award-winning filmmaker Mikhail Vartanov , includes the complete surviving camera negative of Parajanov's unfinished final picture "The Confession"; unique 1968 behind the scenes sequences of Parajanov on the shooting of the "Color of Pomegranates"; breathtaking coverage of Parajanov's last working day in cinema in 1990 and frightening letters from Ukrainian GULAG (hard labor prison camps) with a shocking secret request that Parajanov sent to Vardanov. Mikhail Vartanov made the film in a blockaded Soviet Armenia during the hour daily limits of electricity and water, no heat, no gas, food, transport and communication shortages. He wrote: Parajanov's dreams, the farewell to the characters of his films, which, along with thousands of fans, see him off to the last journey. The Last Spring... A dove emerges from within the grave and flies off towards the immortality. Life is gone... Life is still there, imprinted on celluloid of the Altar of Joy, Beauty and Sadness that Parajanov has created. [cite: Parajanov.com]

Genre: Documentary
Country: Armenia/USA

Sergei Parajanov
A Moldavian Tale 1951.

Parajanov's student film, aka "Moldavskaya Skazka", was lost. [cite: Parajanov.com]

Alternate Title(s):
Moldovskaya skazka

Genre: Short Film
Language: Russian
Country: Soviet Union

Sergei Parajanov
Andriesh. 1954.

Genre: Family
Notes: Also Directed by Yakov Bazelyan.
Full length feature film version of his short film: "A Moldavian Tale" [cite: Parajanov.com]

Sergei Parajanov

Dumka. 1957.
Live music concert. [cite: Parajanov.com]

Genre: Documentary
Country: Soviet Union

Sergei Parajanov
Natalia Ushviy. 1957.

A documentary about Natalia Uzhviy, prominent Ukrainian stage and screen actress. [cite: Parajanov.com]

Genre: Documentary
Language: Russian
Country: Soviet Union

Sergei Parajanov
Zolotye ruki. 1957.

Genre: Documentary/Short
Language: Russian
Country: Soviet Union

Sergei Parajanov
The First Lad. 1959.

A comedy about love and passion in a village. [cite: Parajanov.com]

Alternate Title(s):
The Top Guy
Pervyy Paren

Genre: Comedy
Language: Russian
Country: Soviet Union

Sergei Parajanov
Ukrainian Rhapsody. 1961.

A simple girl becomes a famous singer. [cite: Parajanov.com]

Alternate Title(s):
Ukrainskaya rapsodiya

Genre: Drama
Language: Russian
Country: Soviet Union

Sergei Parajanov
Flower on the Stone. 1962.

A story of a little town and a sudden war between religion and politics. [cite: Parajanov.com]

Alternate Title(s):
A Little Flower on a Stone
Flower on the Stone
Tsvetok na kamne

Genre: Drama
Language: Russian
Country: Soviet Union

Sergei Parajanov
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. 1964. 1h 37 min

Adapted account of the Ukrainian writer Mikhaïl Katzubinski, the film, is divided into twelve chapters and has great intensity and a disheveled lyricism, the cinema the universe transposes of Ukrainian legends. It puts in scene, in the transfigured decoration of a village of Carpates, the history of an impossible love, that of Ivanko and Maritchka, promised with nothing by the hatred and the desire which reign without division in the community. [cite: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/olehanna/chevfeu.htm]

Alternate Title(s):
Wild Horses of Fire
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (USA)
Shadows of Our Ancestors
Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors
Teni zabytykh predkov (Soviet Union: Russian title)
Tini zabutykh predkiv

Genre: Drama
Language: Ukranian
Country: Soviet Union

Sergei Parajanov
Kiev Frescos. 1966.

Unfinished, banned film, features an appearance by Suren Parajanov. [cite: Parajanov.com]

Genre: Drama

Sergei Parajanov
Hakob Hovnatanyan. 1967. 8 min

Exploring the art of Armenian portraitist Hakob Hovnatanyan, Parajanov revives the culture of Tbilisi of the 19th century. [cite: IMDB.com]

Alternate Title(s):
Akop Ovnatanyan (Soviet Union: Russian title)
Genre: Documentary/Short

Sergei Parajanov
Children to Komitas. 1968.

Parajanov made this documentary for UNICEF but it has been apparently lost. [cite: Parajanov.com]
Genre: Documentary

Sergei Parajanov
Color of Pomegranates. 1970. 79 min

This film is a biography of the Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova that concentrates more on the poet's life as revealed through his poetry than through 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 presumably images from Sayat Nova's poems, poems that are seen and rarely heard. [cite: Erik Gregersen {erik@astro.as.utexas.edu}]

Alternate Title(s):
Sayat Nova
Brotseulis kvaviloba (Soviet Union: Georgian title)
Color of Pomegranates (USA)
Colour of Pomegranate (Europe: English title)
Nran guyne (Soviet Union: Armenian title)
Red Pomegranate (USA)
Tsvet granata (Soviet Union: Russian title) (censored version)

Genre: Biography
Language: Armenian
Country: Soviet Union

Sergei Parajanov
The Legend of the Suram Fortress. 1984. 88 min

A film version of a well-known Russian folk-tale. A young boy has to be immured into the walls of a fortress in order to stop it from crumbling to pieces. [cite: Jonathon Dabell {J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk}]

Alternate Title(s):
Ambavi Suramis tsikhitsa
Legenda Suramis tsikheze
Legenda Suramskoy kreposti (Soviet Union: Russian title)
The Legend of the Suram Fortress

Genre: Drama
Notes: Dodo Abashidze (co-director)
Language: Georgian
Country: Soviet Union

Sergei Parajanov
Arabesques on the Pirosmani Theme (Arabeskebi Pirosmanis temaze). 1985.

The world of Pirosmani and his paintings through the eyes of Maestro. [cite: Parajanov.com]

Alternate Title(s):
Arabeski na temu Pirosmani (Soviet Union: Russian title)
Arabesques on the Pirosmani

Genre: Documentary
Country: Soviet Union

Sergei Parajanov
Ashik Kerib. 1988.

Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a rich merchant's daughter, but is spurned by her father and forced to roam the world for a thousand and one nights - but not before he's got the daughter to promise not to marry till his return. It's told in typical Paradjanov style, in a series of visually ravishing 'tableaux vivants' overlaid with Turkish and Azerbaijani folksongs. [cite: Michael Brooke {michael@everyman.demon.co.uk}] ---- A fairy tale based on a theme by Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov. [cite: Parajanov.com]
Genre: Drama
Notes: Dodo Abashidze (co-director)

Sergei Parajanov
The Confession. 1990.

THE CONFESSION only survives in Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992),(in its original camera negative) after it tragically remained unfinished due to the death of genius Sergei Parajanov. THE CONFESSION was the master's favorite screenplay which was written in the 60s and was his film-memory of the childhood, student years, marriage, imprisonment and more as fantasist Parajanov perceived it. Parajanov gifted the screenplay to Mikhail Vartanov and wrote: "Film THE CONFESSION will only be made by a director born in 1924 in Tbilisi, Georgia", mysteriously Parajanov predicted he will never finish the film in his lifetime. [cite: Parajanov.com]

Genre: Autobiography
Notes: Unfinished, autobiographical film, also known as "Ispoved" or "Khostovanutiun", original negative survives in "PARAJANOV: THE LAST SPRING". [cite: Parajanov.com]

Country: Soviet Union

Martin 'Mozart' Vartanov
Erased Faces 2. 2005.

American "Erased Faces 2" takes off where the Soviet "Erased Faces" ended.

Alternate Title(s):
Ashugi Qaribi

Genre: Documentary/Drama
Notes: Currently in Production (as of 3/27/05).
Inspired by black & white Erased Faces (Jnjevatz demqer, 1987) [cite: IMDB.com]

Mikhail Vartanov
Parajanov: The Color of Armenian Soil. 1969.

The documentary about Armenian contemporary arts and culture. It includes unique scenes of Sergei Parajanov shooting the movie "Sayat Nova" as well as presents number of Armenian artists - Minas Avetisyan, Elibekyan brothers, Yervand Gojabashyan, Arto Chakmakchyan - for the first time. [cite: Artak from (IMDB.com)] -----"Parajanov: Color of Armenian Soil" (1969) was the first attempt to portray Armenia's modernist painters and the genius Sergei Parajanov but the film was banned and the footage only appeared in 1992 in Mikhail Vartanov's influential documentary Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992), which includes the breathtaking sequences of Sergei Parajanov on the shooting of his masterpiece "Sayat Nova/The Color of Pomegranate". An important part of this 1967 behind the scenes footage was stolen from the archives and never found, except for only 1 frame that recently surfaced. [cite: Parajanov.com]

Alternate Title(s):
Tsvet armyanskoy zemli (Soviet Union: Russian title)
Haykakan hoghi guyne (Soviet Union: Armenian title)
Parajanov: The Color of Armenian Soil (International: English)

Genre: Documentary/Short
Journal Articles
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G. Adair
"The 'Colour of Pomegranates' - Paradjanov, S." Rev. of Sight and Sound v.53.i.1 (1984): p66.

A highly critical review of Paradjanov's film The Color of Pomegranates. The writer of this review intends to have those who have already seen Paradjanov's film to appreciate his column. The following quote from the text of this review gives good insight into the tone of the writer "...one is tempted to call the narrative of Paradjanov's film literally suicidal."

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Galina Aksenova
"Armenian Review: Sergei Parajanov. (Book Review)." Rev. of The Russian Review v.63.i.3 (2004): p514-556.

A book review of James Steffen's article in the journal Armenian Review: Sergei Parajanov (Vols 47/48 nos. 3-4/1-2 2001-2002). In this article we see a glimpse into Parajanov and his work, and how Steffen's article touches on many of Parajanov's characteristics that would play a important role to film scholars. Parallel's are drawn between Parajanov's art and that of his European peers. Also touches on the Steffen's theory of Parajanov's blindness to Cold War prejudice in his art.

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Leonid Alekseychuk
"A Warrior in the Field." Rev. of Sight and Sound v.60.i.1 (1990): p22-26.

Leonid Alekseychuk pays tribute to the principles and achievement of the late Sergei Paradjanov.

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B. Amengual
"The Influence of Eisenstein Aesthetics on Two Contemporary Armenian Filmmakers: Pelechian, Artavazd and Paradjanov, Serghei." Rev. of Etudes Litteraires v.20.i.3 (1987): p123-136.

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[Anonymous]
"Biennale-Del-Dissenso - Paradjanov and Other Filmakers in Eastern-Bloc Countries." Rev. of Cineforum v.17.i.11 (1977): p641-642.

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A. Bakhtamyan
"A Day with Parajanov, Sergei." Rev. of Soviet Film. i.11 (1988): p18-19.

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R. Bassan
"'Sayat Nova' - Paradjanov, S." Rev. of La Revue du cinéma. i.369 (1982): p21-22.

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R. Bassan
"'Legenda O Suramskoi Kreposti' - Paradjanov, S." Rev. of La Revue du cinéma. i.422 (1986): p69-74.

 

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R. Bassan
"La 'Legende De La Forteresse De Souram' - Paradzhanov, S." Rev. of Europe; revue littéraire mensuelle v.64.i.691-92 (1986): p200-202.

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R. Bassan
"'Achik Kerib' - Paradjanov,S." Rev. of La Revue du cinéma.i.444 (1988): p21.

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R. Bassan
"Paradjanov,Serguei (1924-1990), in Memoriam." Rev. of La Revue du cinéma.i.463 (1990): p14.

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R. Benayoun
"La 'Legende De La Forteresse De Souram' - Paradjanov, S." Rev. of Positif; revue periodique de cinéma.i.310 (1986): p47-48.

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R. Benayoun
"'Achik Kerib' - Abachidze,D, Paradzhanov,S." Rev. of Positif; revue periodique de cinéma.i.335 (1989): p52-53.

 

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C. Bosseno
"An Ex-Director + Paradjanov, Serge." Rev. of La Revue du cinéma.i.350 (1980): p5.

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G. Bozza
"'Ja ciajka' ('Io sono un gabbiano')." Rev. of Cineforum v.40.i.9 (2000): p44.

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Erik Bullot
"Arabesques sur le theme de Paradjanov." Rev. of Vertigo v.21 (2001): p55-59.
Armenian director Sergei Paradjanov's film "Sayat Nova" is analyzed.

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M. Capdenac
"'Sayat Nova, Couleur De La Grenade - Paradjanov,S." Rev. of Europe; revue littéraire mensuelle v.60.i.636 (1982): p201-208.

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P. Cazals
"On the Set of Paradjanov,Sergei 'Achik Kerib'." Rev. of Cahiers Du Cinema.i.410 (1988): p9-11.

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P. Cazals
"Paradzhanov,Serguei and the Fairy-Tale." Rev. of Cahiers Du Cinema.i.435 (1990): p48-49.

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Patrick Cazals
"Le caravans Èrail de Paradjanov (Paradjanov's Caravanserai)." Rev. of Vertigo v.19 (1999): p47-49.

States that a caravanserai, harbor to the nomad, is the oriental place of refuge for people and animals. Remarks that it is the ideal location for meetings and exchanges in the films of Sergei Paradjanov, where caravans pass in transit and exhausted horses and camels rest. Notes that the bestiary of Paradjanov's films revolves around a triple logic: dynamic, symbolic, and ritual. Discusses several of Paradjanov's films, including "Achik Kerib," "The Legend of the Suram Fortress," and "Sayat Nova."

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M. Ciment
"'Parajanov. A Requiem' - Holloway,R." Rev. of Positif; revue periodique de cinéma.i.405 (1994): p69.

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L. Codelli
"'Asik Kerib' - Paradjanov,S." Rev. of Positif; revue periodique de cinéma.i.333 (1988): p61-62.

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A. Crespi
"'Legenda O Suramskoi Kreposti' - Paradzhanov, S." Rev. of Cineforum v.26.i.6-7 (1986): p47-48.

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F. Curot
"Film styles 1. Classicism and expressivism: Alomodovar, Greenaway, Gremillon, Ophuls, Paradjanov." Rev. of Études Cinématographiques.i.258-66 (2000): p3-4.

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F. Curot
"Uniqueness and freedom: Sergei Paradjanov or the risks of style." Rev. of Études Cinématographiques.i.258-66 (2000): p221-237.

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S. Davidian and S. Paradjanov
"Interview with Paradjanov, Serge." Rev. of Les Temps Modernes v.43.i.504-06 (1988): p379-390.

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Jeff T. Dick
"The Legend of Suram Fortress/Ashik Kerib." Rev. of Library Journal v.126.i.9 (2001): p178.
Short film review of the DVD release of Parajanov's film The Legend of Suram Fortress/ Ashik Kerib.

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V. Fomin
"'Legenda O Suramskoi Kreposti' - Abashidze,D, Paradzhanov,S." Rev. of Soviet Film.i.11 (1986): p12-15.

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T. Guerra
"The World of Parajanov,Serguei - Paintings and Films." Rev. of Positif; revue periodique de cinéma.i.389-90 (1993): p30-31.

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Clayton Hickman
"Film Reviews: "The Colour of Pomegranates"." Rev. of Film Review v.589 (2000): p35.

Reviews the film "Sayat Nova" ("The Colour of Pomogranates"), written and directed by Sergei Paradjanov. Opines that the film ultimately comes off as an incoherent mess of ambiguous imagery and convoluted storytelling. Comments the movie looks faded and dirty.

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J. Hoberman
"The 'First Lad' - Paradjanov, S." Rev. of Film Comment v.33.i.4 (1997): p32.

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Ron Holloway
"Sergue Paradjanov: Transformer la verite en images." Rev. of Positif; revue periodique de cinéma v.480 (2001): p96-101.

This Russian film director was interviewed in his hotel room at the Filmfest of Munich on July 1, 1988, as part of his cinematic self-portrait, "A Requiem" (1994). Paradjanov discusses how he became a director, his attitudes towards directing as graphic artistry, and his harrowing five-year imprisonment, among other topics.

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R. Holloway and S. Paradzhanov
"Transferring the truth on the silver screen: Conversation with Serguei Paradzhanov." Rev. of Positif; revue periodique de cinéma.i.480 (2001): p96-101.

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S. Larsson
"'Granatapplets Farg' + on Paradjanov, Sergei Film." Rev. of Bonniers Litterara Magasin v.54.i.1 (1985): p48-50.

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Antonin Liehm
"Film Maudit Dossier: The Silencing of Serge Paradjanov." Rev. of Film Comment v.11.i.4 (1975): p18.

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J. Magny
"On 4 Films by Paradjanov,Sergei Unreleased in France." Rev. of Cahiers Du Cinema.i.414 (1988): p45-48.

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Herbert Marshall
"The Case of Sergo Paradjanov." Rev. of Sight and Sound v.44.i.1 (1975): p8-11.

The writer of this column discusses, in his opinion, the great artistic achievement of Paradjanov's film The Color of Pomegranates, and it powerful visual metaphoric style. Quote from the article: "crowning the second great era of Soviet cinematography" accurately sums up the gist of the piece.

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H. Marshall and P. Broderick
"Free Paradjanov." Rev. of New York Review of Books v.24.i.1 (1977): p45.

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John Nangle
"Video Views: ["The Color of Pomegranates"]." Rev. of Classic Images v.288 (1999): p42.

Briefly reviews the VHS recording of Sergei Paradjanov's film "The Color of Pomegranates" (1969). States the film is the widely acclaimed baroque masterpiece that resulted in the director's work being banned in Russia. Describes the film as the most extreme aesthetic film ever made in Russia, an "hypnotic, often surreal" account of the life of the 18th century Armenian national poet Sayat Nova.

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Serge Parajanov
"Russia: Shadows of our Forgotten Ancestors." Rev. of Film Comment v.5.i.1 (1968): p38.

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B. Piconvallin
"The Unfinished Film-Work of Paradjanov." Rev. of La Quinzaine Littéraire.i.369 (1982): p28-29.

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B. Piconvallin
"The 2nd Arrest of Soviet Film Director Paradjanov, Serge." Rev. of La Quinzaine Littéraire.i.368 (1982): p27.

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Tony Rayns
"Home Movies: No-Zone Layer: Forbidden Fruit." Rev. of Sight and Sound v.11.i.6 (2001): p60.

Reviews the recently released DVD edition of Soviet filmmaker Sergei Paradjanov's "Caucasus Trilogy," which includes the films "The Color of Pomegranates," "The Legend of Suram Fortress" and "Ashik Kerib." Praises the brilliance of the films, but complains that the DVD features "inadequate and unremovable subtitles" and a "sad, misshapen" documentary.

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S. Rollet
"'Paradjanov, le Dernier Collage'." Rev. of Positif; revue periodique de cinéma.i.443 (1998): p44.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
"Rotterdam: 'a wily Dovzhenko peasant'. (Rotterdam Film Festival)." Rev. of Sight and Sound v.57.i.2 (1988): p78.

Jonathan Rosenbaum's report from the Rotterdam Film Festival. Rosenbaum discusses conversation with Paradjanov, a first hand conversations regarding projects the Armenian Director was working on.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
"Homevideo: Paradjanov's Films on Soviet Folklore." Rev. of Cineaste - America's Leading Magazine on the Art and Politics of the Cinema v.27.i.3 (2002): p42-44.
Reviews the Kino on Video DVD release of three films by Soviet director Sergei Paradjanov: "Sayat Nova" ("The Color of Pomegranates") based on the life and work of Aruthin Sayadin, popularly known as Sayat Nova ("King of Song"); "Ambavi Suramis tsikhitsa" ("The Legend of Suram Fortress"); and "Ashik Kerib," loosely based on a story by Mikhail Lermontov.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
"Paradjanov's Films on Soviet Folklore." Rev. of Cineaste - America's Leading Magazine on the Art and Politics of the Cinema v.27.n.3 (2002): p42-44.
A review of the DVD release of Soviet filmmaker Sergei Paradjanov's movies, Sayat-Nova, The Legend of Suram Fortress, and Ashik Kerib. The first movie, which is increasingly considered by many to be the filmmaker's greatest, focuses on the life and work of legendary poet Aruthin Sayadin, who was popularly known as Sayat Nova (the "King of Song"). The second movie is set in the Middle Ages, and much of the basis of its style is formed by medieval art, theater, and literature. The third movie, which is subtitled The Lovelorn Minstrel and is dedicated to the memory of Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, is the most minor of Paradjanov's late features but obviously possesses much personal and autobiographical significance. [cite: UCLA Melvyl Catalog]

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G. Sainderichin
"'Sayat Nova, Couleur De Grenade' - Paradjanov, S." Rev. of Cahiers Du Cinema.i.332 (1982): p52-53.

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L. Seguin
"La 'Legende De La Forteresse De Souram' - Paradjanov,S." Rev. of La Quinzaine Litteraire.i.478 (1987): p27-28.

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Alan Stanbrook
"The Return of Paradjanov." Rev. of Sight and Sound v.55.i.4 (1986): p257-261.

The great Georgian director proves his powers are undiminished: Alan Stanbrook on The Legend of the Suram Fortress. Article also discusses The Color of Pomegranates along with The Legend of Suram Fortress in some detail. Mostly concentrates on Paradjanov's return to world cinema after his imprisonment. Quote from article: "A fundamental shake-up in the management and organisation of Soviet cinema since Mr. Gorbachev came to power seems, for the time being, to have opened up more promising prospects for maverick artists like Sergo Paradjanov. For this we can be thankful and count our future blessings."

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James Steffen
"Parajanov's Playful Poetics: On the 'Director's Cut' of The Color of Pomegranates." Rev. of Journal of Film and Video v.47.i.4 (1996): p17-32.

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J. Steffen
"Seven visions." Rev. of Film Quarterly v.54.i.1 (2000): p60-61.

PN1993 .H72
Available in UCLA Arts Stacks

James Steffen

"Annual "Film Quarterly" Film Book Survey: Part II: "Seven Visions"." Rev. of Film Quarterly v.54.i.1 (2000): p60-61.

Reviews Sergei Paradjanov's book "Seven Visions" (Green Integer, 1998, $12.95). Calls the Soviet film director's anthology of seven scenarios "a significant book for anyone interested in Paradjanov's work or in Soviet cinema in general," but criticizes the lack of care in the editing and translation.

PN1993 .A258
Available in UCLA SRLF

Erika Suderburg
"Biographical States: The Films of Sergei Paradjanov." Rev. of Afterimage v.20.n.2 (1992): p8.

Motion picture director Sergei Paradjanov's films reflect his belief in the importance of cultural autonomy and ethnic identity. His themes are greatly influenced by his background in the midst of geographic and cultural border disputes and his experience with ethnicities overshadowed by Soviet hegemony hegemony. It is this belief as shown in his films that brought him into conflict with the Soviet State. [cite: http://infotrac.com]

PN1993.3 .S575
Available in UCLA Arts Stacks

T. Rayns
"Forbidden fruit (The cinema of Sergei Paradjanov, the most persecuted USSR film-maker of the 60s and 70s)." Rev. of Sight and Sound v.11.i.6 (2001): p60.

PN1993 .C11
Available in UCLA Arts Stacks

C. Tesson
"La 'Legende De La Forteresse De Souram' - Paradjanov,S." Rev. of Cahiers Du Cinema.i.390 (1986): p11-15.

PN1993 .C11
Available in UCLA Arts Stacks

C. Tesson
"Paradzhanov,Sergei the Magician of Armenian-Georgian Cinema." Rev. of Cahiers Du Cinema.i.435 (1990): p44-47.

PN1993 .C11
Available in UCLA Arts Stacks

C. Tesson and S. Paradjanov
"Interview with Paradjanov, Sergei." Rev. of Cahiers Du Cinema.i.410 (1988): p4.

* PN2000 .V42
Available in UCLA Arts Stacks Oversize*

Unknown
"Sergei Paradjanov. (obituary)." Rev. of Variety v.340.n.3 (1990): p67.

Paradjanov's obituary from the Film Industry journal Variety.

PN1993 .C11
Available in UCLA Arts Stacks

M. Vartanov and S. Paradjanov
"La 'Forteresse De Sourami' + a Conversation with Film Director Paradjanov,Serguei ("Les Cimes du monde: Entretien avec Serguei Paradjanov.")." Rev. of Cahiers Du Cinema.i.381 (1986): p42-45.

AP4 .T48
Available in UCLA YRL

F. Williams
"The 'Colour of Pomegranates' - Paradjanov, S." Rev. of TLS - The Times Literary Supplement.i.4143 (1982): p922.

AP4 .T48
Available in UCLA YRL

F. Williams
"The 'Legend of the Suram Fortress' - Paradjanov, S." Rev. of TLS - The Times Literary Supplement.i.4358 (1986): p1137.

PN1993 .F476
Available in UCLA Arts Stacks & UCLA Online Resources

A. Williamson
"Prisoner + Paradjanov, Sergei." Rev. of Film Comment v.25.i.3 (1989): p57-63.

PN1993 .F476
Available in UCLA Arts Stacks & UCLA Online Resources

Anne Williamson
"In the Soviet Orbit: Prisoner, the Essential Paradjanov." Rev. of Film Comment v.25 (1989): p57-60.

Books

PN1998.3.P356 A23 1998
Available in UCLA Arts Library

Sergei Paradzhanov
Seven visions / Sergei Paradjanov. Kobenhavn ; Los Angeles : Green Integer ; Saint Paul, Minnesota: Distributed in the U.S. by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, 1998., 1998. Translated from the French by Guy Bennett ; with an introduction, notes and commentary by Galia Ackerman ; [translated originally from the Russian into French by Galia Ackerman and Pierre Lorrain]. Contents: Kiev frescos -- Intermezzo -- Sayat-Nova -- The demon -- A miracle in Odense -- Swan Lake, the zone -- The confession.

PN1993.A3 C27 no.163
Available in UCLA Arts Library

Michele Picchi
Sergej Paradzhanov. Castoro Cinema. Milano: Il Castoro, 1994. 110

PN1993.5.A73 C53 1993
Available in UCLA YRL

Jean Radvanyi
Le CineÌma ArmeÌnien / sous la direction de Jean Radvanyi ; avec la collaboration de Gareguine Zakoïan ... [et al.] ; textes de Souren Asmekian ... [et al.] ; traductions de Marilyne Fellous et Maryam GhasseÌmi. CineÌma/pluriel. Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1993. 191 p ill. ; 24 cm. -- Includes bibliographical references (p. 186) and indexes.

An analysis of Armenia Cinema in the French language. Focused on various individual filmmakers and their works, with detailed information and scene photos. Special attention on Sergei Paradjanov on pages 81-86.: An analysis of Armenia Cinema in the French language. Focused on various individual filmmakers and their works, with detailed information and scene photos. Special attention on Sergei Paradjanov on pages 81-86.

PN1998.3.P356 C39 1993
Available in UCLA SRLF

Patrick Cazals
Serguei Paradjanov. Cahiers du cinéma. Collection "Auteurs". Paris: Editions de l'Etoile/Cahiers du cinéma: Diffusion, Seuil, 1993.

PN1993.5.A75 P55 1981
Available in UCLA YRL, but lost as of 01-06-01

Hovhanness I. Pilikian
Armenian cinema: A Source Book. London: Counter-Point Publications, 1981. 104 p ill. ; 25 cm.

PN1993.5.A75 Z13
Available in UCLA YRL

Garegin Zakoian
Armianskoe nemoe kino. Erevan: Izd-vo AN Armianskoi SSR, 1976. 189 p [18] leaves of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.


PN2960.T73 R59 1976
Available in UCLA SRLF

Sabir Rizaev
Andrkovkasi zhoghovurdneri arvestneri p`okhharstats`ume: t`atron, kino. Erevan: Haykakan SSH GA Hratarakch`ut`yun, 1976. 88 p 20 cm.

A book on the topic of Theater and Cinema in the Andrkovkas region of Georgia.: A book on the topic of Theater and Cinema in the Andrkovkas region of Georgia.

PN1995 .Z62v
Available in UCLA SRLF

Vitalii Zhdan
Vvedenie v estetiku fil´ma. Moscow/Moskva: Iskusstvo, 1972. 327 p 21 cm.

PN1993.5 .R9519
Available in UCLA YRL

I. S. Smirnova
Samoe vazhnoe iz vsekh iskusstv: Lenin o kino. Sbornik dokumentov i materialov. Moskva : Iskusstvo, 1963. 197 p illus.; 21 cm.

PN1993.5.A75 D99
Available in UCLA YRL

Daniel Martini Dznuni
Urvagits Hayastani kinematografiayi patmut`yan. Erevan: Haypethrat, 1961. 269 ill., port. ; 22 cm

Celebrating roughly 40 years of Armenian Cinema at its time of publishing (1961), Urvagits Hayastani kinematografiayi patmut`yan details those 4 decades of Armenian film. Analyzing the years 1920-1959, special attention and appreciation is focused on productions from the major Armenian film studio, HyeFilm.: Celebrating roughly 40 years of Armenian Cinema at its time of publishing (1961), Urvagits Hayastani kinematografiayi patmut`yan details those 4 decades of Armenian film. Analyzing the years 1920-1959, special attention and appreciation is focused on productions from the major Armenian film studio, HyeFilm.

Miscellanous Literary Resources
NX8.A7 S73
Available in UCLA YRL

Sovetakan Arvest (Sovetskoe iskusstvo). Erevan, 1932-1989. Began in 1932; ceased with 8.89.
Title Change in 1990: Arvest

PN1993 .I81
Available in UCLA YRL

Iskusstvo Kino. Moscow, 1945-.

Alternate Title(s):
Proletarskoe kino 1931-32
Sovetskoe kino 1933-35

Gia Aivazian
Armenian Art and Literature Today: A Cauldron of Creativity. University of California, Los Angeles (Art Exhibit), 2001. This exhibit included a section devoted to Armenia cinema and its path during the 20th Century, from the earliest films, to the work of renowned artists such as Sergey Paradzhanov, Artavazd Peleshian, Henrik Malian, and Hamo Bek-Nazarian. The exhibit was available for public access in the UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library at the time. The exhibit is currently in storage in YRL.

Available in UCLA YRL Lobby Art Exhibit (Apr-Jun 2001).

AP2 .A728
Available in UCLA YRL

Hairenik Association
The Armenian Review. Boston: Hairenik Association, 1948-. ill., ports. 26 cm.

* PN1998 .V96s
Available in UCLA YRL Oversize* Stacks

A. V. Macheret and N. A. Glagoleva
Sovetskie Khudozhestvennye Fil'my: Annotirovannyi Katalog/Vsesoivznyi gosudarstvennyi fond kinofil'mov. 5 Volumes vols. Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1961-1979.

Vol. 1: Nemye fil'my (1918-1935). 527 p.
Vol. 2: Zvukovye fil'my (1930-1957).784 p.
Vol. 3: Prilozheniia. 307 p.
Vol. 4: (1958-1963). 824 p.
Vol. 5: (1964-1965). M., 1979. 432 p.

A. V. Macheret (editor) & N. A. GlagolevaGlagoleva (compiler)

A systematic annotated catalogue of Soviet feature films, copies of which are held in Gosfil'mofond (Gosfil'mofond serves as a centralized repository for the collection and storage of depository copies of Motion Pictures in Russia). Provides extensive annotated entries and bibliography for each film covering extant scenarios, reviews, and related analyses. There are indexes of directors, actors, and production studios, and lists of film productions from the former union republics. [cite: http://www.iisg.nl/~abb/abb_c16.html]: A systematic annotated catalogue of Soviet feature films, copies of which are held in Gosfil'mofond (Gosfil'mofond serves as a centralized repository for the collection and storage of depository copies of Motion Pictures in Russia). Provides extensive annotated entries and bibliography for each film covering extant scenarios, reviews, and related analyses. There are indexes of directors, actors, and production studios, and lists of film productions from the former union republics. [cite: http://www.iisg.nl/~abb/abb_c16.html]

* PN1998 .V96s
Available in UCLA YRL Oversize* Stacks

Gosfil'mofond (State Fond of Motion Pictures)

Sovetskie Khudozhestvennye Fil'my: Annotirovannyi Katalog. 1995-. 1966-1967 gg. Compiled by V. P. Borovkov, M. I. Pavlova, et al. Edited by V. S. Malyshev. M., 1995. 287 p.

1968-1969 gg. Compiled by E. M. Barykin. S.V. Skovorodnikova, et al. M., 1995. 303 p.
1970-1971 gg. Compiled by M. I. Pavlova and E. M. Barykin. M., 1996. 308 p.
1972-1973 gg. Compiled by N. M. Chemodanova and T. V. Sergeeva. M., 1996. 303 p.
1974-1975 gg. Compiled by N. M. Chemodanova and V. P. Borovkov. M., 1997. 318 p.
1976-1977 gg. Compiled by V. F. Semerchuk and T. V. Sergeeva. M., 1997. 344 p.
1978-1979 gg. Compiled by E. M. Barykin and V. F. Semerchuk. M., 1998. 344 p.
1980-1981 gg. Compiled E. M. Barykin et al. M., 1998. 384 p.
1982-1983 gg. Compiled by V. F. Semerchuk, S. V. Skovorodnikova. M., 1999. 368 p.
1984-1985 gg. Compiled by V. N. Antropov et al. M., 2001. 416 p.

Continues the annotated catalogue of Soviet feature film productions, copies of which are held in Gosfil'mofond (Gosfil'mofond serves as a centralized repository for the collection and storage of depository copies of Motion Pictures in Russia). The new, much more popularized format provides less extensive annotations and lacks the bibliography and extensive indexes of the earlier series, although there are alphabetical lists of films and lists of production studios, including those of the former union republics. Additional volumes are in preparation covering films produced during subsequent years, and plans call for cumulative bibliographies and indexes. [cite: http://www.iisg.nl/~abb/abb_c16.html]: Continues the annotated catalogue of Soviet feature film productions, copies of which are held in Gosfil'mofond (Gosfil'mofond serves as a centralized repository for the collection and storage of depository copies of Motion Pictures in Russia). The new, much more popularized format provides less extensive annotations and lacks the bibliography and extensive indexes of the earlier series, although there are alphabetical lists of films and lists of production studios, including those of the former union republics. Additional volumes are in preparation covering films produced during subsequent years, and plans call for cumulative bibliographies and indexes. [cite: http://www.iisg.nl/~abb/abb_c16.html]

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