SAYAT NOVA (1968)

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Film details

Alternative titles

  • SAYAT NOVA Original
  • TSVET GRANATA Alternative
  • RED POMEGRANATE Alternative
  • NRAN GOUYNE Alternative
  • CVET GRANATA Alternative
  • COLOUR OF GARNET Alternative
  • BROTSEULIS KVAVILOBA Alternative
  • The COLOUR OF POMEGRANATES Alternative

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Synopsis

Lyrical evocation of the life of the 18th century Armenian poet Harutyan Sayatyan (a.k.a. Sayat Nova) who was famous as a troubadour and writer of love poems and songs. The film uses symbolic imagery patterned after Armenian icons and the folk theatre traditions of masque and mime and is told through a series of titled episodes. There is no synchronised dialogue, only quotations from the poet's verse and voice-over commentary.

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