Paradzhanov’s The Colour of Pomegranates to be screened in London
On the 4th of June Londoners will have the chance to see The Colour of Pomegranates (1968) — a masterpiece of poetic storytelling by one of the most experimental directors of the Soviet Union, Sergei Paradzhanov. The film tells a life story of Armenian poet Sayat Nova in series of overwhelmingly impressive visual tableaux, choosing symbolism as the main mode of communication.
4 June, 7.30 pm,
at Rich Mix (35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA),
The film was illicitly smuggled out of the Soviet Union in 1970s for its UK premiere at the ICA. As part of a pre-show talk, this story will be explored with some of the instigators at the time. The show will open with the music of THéKO, an alternative singer and multi-instrumentalist, playing ukulele, djembe and guitar. THéKO will be joined by Ayoze Alejandro Lopez on the drums.
The entry is free, but please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for booking.