Join us on the WAG Rooftop Sculpture Garden as we screen The Colour of Pomegranates, in partnership with WAG-Qaumajuq!
Tickets $15, $10 for WAG/WFG members
Food and beverages available for purchase
Dir. Sergei Parajanov
1969, Soviet Union, 78 min
Armenian and Georgian with English subtitles
A breathtaking fusion of poetry, ethnography, and cinema, Sergei Parajanov’s masterwork overflows with unforgettable images and sounds. In a series of tableaux that blend the tactile with the abstract, The Color of Pomegranates revives the splendors of Armenian culture through the story of the eighteenth-century troubadour Sayat-Nova, charting his intellectual, artistic, and spiritual growth through iconographic compositions rather than traditional narrative. The film’s tapestry of folklore and metaphor departed from the realism that dominated the Soviet cinema of its era, leading authorities to block its distribution, with rare underground screenings presenting it in a restructured form. This edition features the cut closest to Parajanov’s original vision, in a restoration that brings new life to one of cinema’s most enigmatic meditations on art and beauty.
The Color of Pomegranates was restored by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project and the Cineteca di Bologna, in association with the National Cinema Centre of Armenia and Gosfilmofond of Russia, and funded by the Material World Charitable Foundation.
Featuring patchwork buffet by Louis (@flowerpotsbylou), clothing provided by Laylee, and an alternate score by Nicolas Jaar played before and after the screening. Curated by Omid Moterassed. Presented in partnership with WAG-Qaumajuq.