Arabesques on the Pirosmani Theme

  • 21'
  • Armenia
  • 1985
A documentary film about the great Georgian outsider artist Niko Pirosmani. By filming the detail and themes of his colourful paintings, Parajanov creates an engaging and mysterious portrait of Georgia itself. This later work is often seen as a companion piece to Hakob Hovnatanyan (1967), since it also takes its subject from a famous painter.
Director
Sergei Parajanov
Country of production
Armenia
Production Year
1985
Festival Edition
IFFR 2019
Length
21'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Arabeskebi Pirosmanis temaze
Language
no dialogue
Production Company
Qronikalur Dokumenturi Pilmebis Studia
Sales
Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre
Screenplay
Kora Tsereteli, Sergei Parajanov
Cinematography
Nodar Paliashvili
Editor
Marfa Ponomarenko
Music
Jansug Kakhidze