The Legend of the Suram Fortress

Film
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Time Out says

A visually striking but rather inscrutable depiction of a Georgian myth, Paradjanov's film concerns a young boy who saves the constantly crumbling Suram Fortress by allowing himself to be covered with earth and eggs and walled up alive. The undeniable visual pleasures offered by the imaginative images and rich colours are unfortunately undercut by the stylised presentation - much of the action takes place amid the ruins of the fortress as it survives today - a confusing plot and some esoteric cultural references.

Details

Release details

Duration:
87 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Sergo Paradjanov, Dodo Abashidze
Screenwriter:
Vazha Ghigashvili
Cast:
Venerik'o Andzhaparidze
Dodo Abashidze
Sopik'o Ch'iaureli
Duduxana Ts'erodze
Tamar Tsitsishvili