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  1. panagiotatos's rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

    This definitely isn't the best film of this one-dimensional director, who constantly repeats himself.

  2. Sophiablack's rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

    Unwatchable with the Russian dubbing!!!

  3. ysbil's rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

    The usual elaborated and colourful Parajanov's style, reinforced here by the fairy-tale like natural background. Pity that the version is dubbed with Russian.

  4. EdieEmm's rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

    Tableaux/mise-en-scene symbolically loaded as (Persian renaissance) tarot cards. A fairy tale; a fever dream; the saturated richness of the social imaginary. Insistently disrupts signifiers of identification; effects a suspension of disbelief right where disbelief was blocking access to the apprehension of magic; rails against simplification… of fact vs fiction; of cultures; of ages; of the production of meaning. 4.5

  5. Jason's rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

    Parajanov and co. evolved toward a refined and unique aesthetic, prizing still cameras and curiously baroque mise-en-scène. The effect is of a conjuring. There is a sense of black magic, of occult or pagan undertaking. THE LEGEND OF THE SURAM FORTRESS uses myth and folk history as a vehicle serving these ends. These films present an opulent bed of riches. Deliciously hallucinatory stuff!

  6. between7skies's rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

  7. FISCHER's rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

    Hermétiquement beau ! www.cinefiches.com

  8. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

  9. captainfez's rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

    Those horses have SEEN THINGS.

  10. wax@waxsm.com.au's rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

    A lesser known uniquely Parajanov film. Given the ongoing persecution of Parajanov throughout his life, it's a small miracle that the film came to be made, released in any way, and that we now get to see it in any form.

  11. Nachtreich's rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

  12. bagno's rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

  13. Lorenzo's rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

    Fucking awful russian overdub

  14. Timmy93's rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

    Lavish style is favoured over coherent narrative. Works in this case as each shot is a work of art.

  15. Hollschwandner Mihaela's rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

    Unwatchable with the horrible Russian dubbing. Dear MUBI, can't you afford the original version, with subtitle? such a shame...

  16. Manas Kishore Sarkar's rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

    Mesmerising visuals and a strange and captivating tale. But everything absolutely spoiled by the Russian dubbing of the dialogues. There should have been an alert somewhere. At the end of the day, despite the beauty and the intriguing nature of this film, it is simply not possible to enjoy this movie wholeheartedly. But it is not the shortcoming(s) of the directors. Shame!

  17. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

  18. Harrywolf Krstl's rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

  19. Hyperion_333's rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

    Fuck you MUBI. Unwatchable with the horrible Russian dubbing over the top of the Georgian audio.

  20. Stefan Drees's rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

    Like Parajanov's and Abashidze's "Ahug-Karibi" this one is a fascinating and somewhat enigmatic film.

  21. Sebastian M.'s rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

    If you try to view it as a conventional film it might be difficult to grasp it. If you instead watch it as an allegorical tale narrated with actors it is a truly mesmerizing piece, almost trance inducing with great visuals. Some might see it is an orientalist cash-grab, but for me it felt like an homage. BUT a real shame on MUBI for showing this dubbed, and horribly dubbed at that.

  22. Max Seqgar's rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

    Has a bucolic mystical allure similar to El Topo

  23. Emilio's rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

    Closer to a painting or a theatre play than to a film: A unique aesthetic, very interesting if you are curious about film languages that create distance with the viewer. Also very interesting if you are curious about middle east folklore and art. I never got engaged with it but it was worthwhile. Extra points for the sheep and cattle cast.

  24. Alberto Funkledink's rating of the film The Legend of the Suram Fortress

    Unwatchable due to the repeated audio - is that Russian? Get. Rid. Shame as first 5 mins looked promising...

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