Legend of Suram Fortress

THE LEGEND OF SURAM FORTRESS 1984-legendofsuramPARAJANOV.com | The Legend of Suram Fortress

Sergei Parajanov‘s Legend of Suram Fortress (correct spelling is Surami), his first film after the prison, released in 1984, is based on a Georgian folk-tale. A fortune teller (played by Sofiko Chiaureli‘s mother Veriko Anjaparidze) predicts that a man must be immured into the walls of a fortress in order to stop it from crumbling.

The film lifted the Iron Curtain for Parajanov and brought him to the prestigious Rotterdam Film Festival where he won the Best Innovative Film Award.

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