“With the death of Parajanov cinema lost one of its wizards. Paradjanov’s beauty and fantasy will forever fascinate and bring joy to the people of the world.”
— Federico Fellini (1990)
One of Sergei Parajanov‘s many celebrity fans was the legendary Italian master Federico Fellini (8 1/2, La Dolce Vita, Amarcord). Here’s a 1971 letter Fellini wrote to Paradjanov. It apparently wasn’t enough to receive a letter from Federico Fellini and Parajanov transformed it into an artwork. He did a similar thing with Antonioni.