Tag Archives: Soviet cinema

From the archives: Paradjanov

Paradjanov’s Home of the Imagination ~~James Steffen, friend and colleague, informs us on his FB page that today is Paradjanov’s ninetieth birthday.  Steffen is the author of the recently published The Cinema of Sergei Paradjanov. So, this is an opportune … Continue reading

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The Cinema of Sergei Parajanov by James Steffen

~~Sergei Paradjanov was one of the most original film-makers of Soviet cinema. He was also one of the most vulnerable to ideological assaults that tried to interpret his illusive, highly stylized body of work to fit a certain agenda. These … Continue reading

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From my files: Ardavazt Peleshian, poet of montage

~~Ardavazt Peleshian, one of the giants of Soviet-era cinema, has been in the news recently.  Pietro Marcello’s “The Silence of Peleshian” was shown at this years Venice Biennale, which also screened Peleshian’s Seasons.  In March 2010, the Harvard Film Archives … Continue reading

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