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A Journey Into Georgian Cinema

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Ashik Kerib

Sergei Parajanov, Dodo Abashidze Soviet Union, 1988

Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a wealthy merchant’s daughter, but is spurned by her father and forced to roam the world for a thousand and one nights, to accumulate riches in order to marry her.

The Legend of the Suram Fortress

Sergei Parajanov, Dodo Abashidze Soviet Union, 1985

Based on a Caucasus Mountains legend that tells of the repeated efforts of the Georgian people to construct a fortress against invaders. The fortress continues to collapse until a fortune-teller recalls a prophecy: a handsome young man must be walled inside alive in order for the building to stand.

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Sergei Parajanov Soviet Union, 1964

In the Carpathian Mountains of 19th-century Ukraine, love, hate, life and death among the Hutsul people are as they’ve been since time began. Ivan is drawn to Marichka, the beautiful young daughter of the man who killed his father. But fate tragically decrees that the two lovers will remain apart.

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