Film: The Color of Pomegranates (Sayat Nova)

3 pm | Sun, July 29, 2018
Brown Auditorium

1969, 78 minutes | Held in conjunction with the exhibition In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art, LACMA presents a screening of the 1969 cult classic The Color of Pomegranates (Sayat Nova). The film incorporates Qajar imagery inspired by nineteenth-century paintings that the director, Sergei Parajanov, saw at the Georgian Art Museum in Tbilisi, his hometown. Screened in Iran in 1972, the film was one among several sources that inspired Iranian artists to incorporate Qajar imagery in their work, and it has continued to have a lasting influence. With introductory remarks by Martiros M. Vartanov of the Parajanov-Vartanov Institute.

In Armenian, Azerbaijani, and Georgian with English subtitles.

LACMA | Brown Auditorium
Free and open to the public.

Image courtesy of the Parajanov-Vartanov Institute.

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