The Legend of Suram Fortress/Ashik Kerib
DIRECTED BY - Sergei Paradjanov
This double feature of films by acclaimed Russian director Sergei Paradjanov contains both THE LEGEND OF SURAM FORTRESS and ASHIK KERIB.
ASHIK KERIB, based on Mikhail Lermontov's fable, follows the wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib as he journeys for 1000 days and nights, trying to earn enough money to marry his beloved. Paradjanov blends early Russian artwork, minutely choreographed sequences, and traditional and contemporary music to produce an astonishing film that eschews traditional narrative for a more unique, expressive style.
GENRES - drama
RUNTIME - 164 minutes
RATING - Not Rated
YEAR - 1985
FORMAT - DVD Region 1
- Best Innovative Film (Winner)
1987 International Film Festival Rotterdam (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
- Caixa de Catalunya, Best Director (Winner)
1986 Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia (Sitges, Spain)
- Critics Award (Winner)
1987 Sao Paulo International Film Festival (Sao Paulo, Brazil)