A mesmerising and poetic take on the biopic genre. Parajanov's film is haunting and beautiful - each frame seems carefully constructed, like a painting. The hypnotic score adds to the wonderful effect. A cinematic masterpiece.
Akin to a mid-afternoon dream, The Color Of Pomegranates is a beautiful, mysterious, melancholic, and above all, elusive piece of film. A gentle, haunting mind-blower of a film. Don't worry so much about deciphering it--just let it wash over you.
A beautiful film to experience without setting. I'd like to know more about Armenian culture after watching this. Not knowing much about the source material doesn't take away from the visual experience.
was there ever a greater poetic work in cinema? a truly abstract piece on the nature of doctrine, of conformity and of the need for individuality. a piece of such symbolic power that his contemporaries tarkovsky and shepitko struggle to attain a similar level of power in the work. the most visually stunning use of colour ever seen too. also with the criticism of mindless conformity, viciously attacks the soviets.