Serhiy Parajanov: the Seventies

Serhiy Parajanov: the Seventies

2014, 43 min

The film is about the life and work of director Sergei Parajanov.

Serhiy Parajanov was a Ukrainian and Armenian film director, screenwriter and composer. One of the representatives of the wave of Ukrainian poetic cinema. He is known as the director of the film Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, which ranks first in the list of the hundred best Ukrainian films. Political prisoner (1973-1977). People's Artist of the Ukrainian SSR (1990, posthumously). In 1991, he received the Taras Shevchenko State Prize of Ukraine (posthumously).

Interview: Serhiy Trymbach, Head of the National Union of Cinematographers of Ukraine; Vadym Skurativskyi, Doctor of Art History; Svitlana Shcherbatiuk, wife of Serhiy Parajanov; Larysa Bryukhovetska, editor-in-chief of the Cinema Theater magazine; Kostiantyn Rittel-Kobylianskyi, opera singer; Larysa Kadochnykova, People's Artist of Ukraine; Roman Balayan, film director.

Fragments of the films Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, draft screen tests for Kyiv Frescoes, The Color of Pomegranate, Ashik Kerib, Confession, Requiem, Parajanov: "I'm Making a Brilliant Movie!