The Resurrection of Sayat Nova

THE RESURRECTION OF SAYAT NOVA by Martiros M. Vartanov

The Resurrection of Sayat Nova is an experimental documentary film by Martiros M. Vartanov, featuring Martin Scorsese & Olivia Harrison, and is dedicated to George Harrison. It is the final installment in the short student trilogy with The Last Film and Our Turn made at UCLA.

The Resurrection of Sayat Nova

The Resurrection of Sayat Nova

In 2014, the 18th century poet Sayat Nova was resurrected from the dead (again) for the first time since 1969, but this time he refused to die and return to Heaven because up there all the copies of his nonconformist biopic The Color of Pomegranates have faded.

Criterion release of Parajanov/Vartanov films


Parajanov-Vartanov Institute