PARAJANOV-VARTANOV INSTITUTE TIFF REPORT
The restored Color of Pomegranates premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May, as well as with Mikhail Vartanov’s Parajanov: The Last Spring at Italy’s esteemed 28th Il Cinema Ritrovato Film Festival, and Yerevan Film Festival. The Academy of Motion Pictures (AMPAS) will screen the digitally restored masterpiece at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art (LACMA) in September, New York Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival in October.
“Probably, besides the film language suggested by Griffith and Eisenstein, cinema has not discovered anything new until The Color of Pomegranates.”
—Mikhail Vartanov (1968)
The Color of Pomegranates by Parajanov…strikes with its pefection of beauty.
There’s nothing else quite like this picture.
—Martin Scorsese (2014)