Paradzhanov’s The Colour of Pomegranates to be screened in London

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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),

FREE entrance

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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.

tsvet1The event is put together by Dash Arts in collaboration with the British Georgian Society.

The entry is free, but please contact sophie@dasharts.org.uk for booking.

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