MOLDAVIAN FAIRY TALE, 1951
- Parajanov’s student film. Has been lost.
TARAS SHEVCHENKO, 1951 (w/ Igor Savchenko)
ANDRIESH, 1955 (w/ Yakov Brazelian) - This is the feature length version of the fairy-tale by the poet Emilian Bukov. Parajanov directed this film with Yakiv Bazelyan.
GOLDEN HANDS, 1958
NATALYA USHVIY, 1959
THE FIRST LAD, 1959
UKRAINIAN RHAPSODY, 1961
THE FLOWER ON THE STONE, 1962
SHADOWS OF OUR FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS, 1964
AKOP OVNATANIAN, 1965 - Exploring the art of Armenian portraitist Hakob Hovnatanyan, Parajanov revives the culture of Tbilisi of the 19th century.
SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS (1967) ... aka Teni zabutykh predkiv. (1964) - In a Carpathian village, Ivan falls in love with Marichka, the daughter of his father's killer. When tragedy befalls her, his grief lasts months; finally he rejoins the colorful life around him, marrying Palagna.
KIEV FRESCOES, 1966
THE COLOR OF POMEGRANATES, 1969 - a biography of the Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova (King of Song) reveals the poet's life more through his poetry. Considered a great masterpiece.
THE LEGEND OF SURAM FORTRESS, 1985
THEME PIROSMANI, 1986
ASHIK KERIB, 1988 - Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a merchant's daughter, but is forced by her father to roam the world for a thousand and one nights.
SCRIPTS & PROJECTS
"ARA THE BEAUTIFUL "
"DAVID OF SASUN "
"THE MARTYRDOM OF SHUSHANIK"
"THE TREASURES OF MOUNT ARARAT "
"MIRACLE OF ODENSE "
In New York, the Anthology Film Archives will screen Sergei Parajanov's COLOR OF POMEGRANATE on 10 Aug 2005 at 7:00pm and SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS at 9:00pm. Incidentally
, 10 years ago, the Anthology Film Archives had arranged a private showing of Vardanov's PARAJANOV: THE LAST SPRING for the legendary Allen Ginsberg who shed a tear at the screening.
In Armenia, during the recent film festival, the Afgan filmmaker Siddiq Barmak said: "Afghans know Armenia mainly thanks to the great Parajanov". The famous Iranian director
Abbas Kiarostami added: "I am in Armenia for a few days, but I already feel the rhythm of Armenia’s life that resembles the inner rhythm of Paradjanov’s films". The festival's
openning film MARIAM was directed by Edgar Baghdasarian who had participated in the making of Vartanov's PARAJANOV: THE LAST SPRING which screened before the festival.
Responding to all the attention from the press, Vardanov said in an interview: "In the past 30 days I've been on TV and in newspapers overwhelmingly more than during the
combined 30 years when I lived here". [ 05 August 2005 ]