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The Legend of Suram Fortress/Ashik Kerib

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • This double feature of films by acclaimed Russian director Sergei Paradjanov contains both THE LEGEND OF SURAM FORTRESS and ASHIK KERIB.

    ASHIK KERIB, based on Mikhail Lermontov's fable, follows the wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib as he journeys for 1000 days and nights, trying to earn enough money to marry his beloved. Paradjanov blends early Russian artwork, minutely choreographed sequences, and traditional and contemporary music to produce an astonishing film that eschews traditional narrative for a more unique, expressive style.

    In THE LEGEND OF SURAM FORTRESS, Paradjanov once again draws on a Russian folk tale and combines it with his own unique style to create a film full of visual and aural splendor. The story is set in Medieval Georgia, where the Georgian people are attempting to construct a fortress, but keep failing because they can not get the walls to stand up. However, a fortune teller remembers an old prophecy that says the son of her lover must be walled up in the fortress in order for it to stand. Faced with this prophecy, the young man must decide whether or not to sacrifice himself for his country.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): K203

  • Credits
    Levan Outchanechvili, Zourab Kipchidze, Yuri Goyan, Veronika Metonidze
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