Episode 361: The Color of Pomegranates (1969)

Special Guests: Daniel Bird, James Steffen
Guest Co-Host: Larry Revene

We're looking at Sergei Parajanov’s The Color of Pomegranates. Released in 1969, the film is something of a look at the life of Armenian ashugh told in an oblique and beautiful way.

Director and DP Larry Revene joins Mike to talk about this poetic film. Daniel Bird, director of The World is a Window: The Making of The Color of Pomegranates and James Steffen, the author of The Cinema of Sergei Parajanov, discuss the making of the film as well as the cuts imposed by Russian censors.

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Links:
Buy The Color of Pomegranates on Criterion Blu-Ray
Buy The Color of Pomegranates on Second Sight Blu-Ray
Read Cecilia Cenciarelli; “The restoration of ‘The Color of Pomegranates’ was Scorsese’s idea.” by Ruzan Bagratunyan
Read What Color is The Color of Pomegranates? A Critique of the 2014 World Cinema Project/L’Immagine Ritrovata Restoration of Parajanov’s Film by James Steffen

Music:
All music by Nicholas Jaar's Pomegranates

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4/19/2018

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