The Demon

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The Demon artwork by Sergei Parajanov

While he was unable to film The Demon from Mikhail Lermontov‘s poem, the legendary filmmaker Sergei Parajanov did make Ashik Kerib (1988) based on Lermontov’s tale.

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The Demon by Sergei Parajanov based on Lermontov poem

The Demon was included in the great American magazine Film Comment in this list of the most important unproduced and and unfinished films.