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Sergey Paradzhanov

Highest Rated: 100% Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors (1964)

Lowest Rated: 75% The Legend of Suram Fortress (1985)

Birthday: Jan 09, 1924

Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, USSR

Born to a well-to-do Armenian family, Paradzhanov played violin and studied in the music conservatory before enrolling in the directing department of VGIK (All-Union Institute of Cinematography), from which he graduated in 1951. Beginning in 1949, he worked as an assistant director, then director at the Kiev film studios. Paradzhanov's first feature as a director, "Andriesh" (1955), co-directed with Y. Bazelyan, was noteworthy for its unusual use of surrealistic elements. In 1957 Paradzhanov made three shorts: "Dumka," "Golden Hands" and "Ataliva Uzhvii," followed by several undistinguished comedies and melodramas of the socialist-realist type: "The First Lad" (1959), "Ukrainian Rhapsody" (1961), "Flower on the Stone" (1963).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Died In Childhood... (ya Umer V Detstve) Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradjanov: A Requiem Self - 1994
100% 78% Ashug-Karibi Director,
Production Design
- 1988
75% 82% The Legend of Suram Fortress Director - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arabesques on the Pirosmani Theme Director - 1985
94% 84% Red Pomegranate Director,
Writer,
Film Editor
- 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hagop Hovnatanian Director - 1965
100% 89% Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors Director,
Writer
- 1964

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