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Inspired by an ancient Russian folk tale and adapted from the novella by Daniel Chongadze, the Legend of Suram Fortress is a dazzling film by visionary director Sergei Paradjanov (Ashik Kerib, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors). As the story opens, repeated efforts by the Georgian people to construct a defensive stronghold continually fail. The building they are laboring to complete collapses, but then a fortune teller remembers an old prophecy: In order for the fortress to stand, the son of her erstwhile lover must be bricked up inside the structure - alive. The young man is faced with the prospect of sacrificing himself to save his homeland. Filled with vivid and unforgettable imagery, the Legend of Suram Fortress is a surreal ode to the Georgian warriors throughout the ages who died for their country.
Inspired by an ancient Russian folk tale and adapted from the novella by Daniel Chongadze, the Legend of Suram Fortress is a dazzling film by visionary director Sergei Paradjanov (Ashik Kerib, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors). As the story opens, repeated efforts by the Georgian people to construct a defensive stronghold continually fail. The building they are laboring to complete collapses, but then a fortune teller remembers an old prophecy: In order for the fortress to stand, the son of her erstwhile lover must be bricked up inside the structure - alive. The young man is faced with the prospect of sacrificing himself to save his homeland. Filled with vivid and unforgettable imagery, the Legend of Suram Fortress is a surreal ode to the Georgian warriors throughout the ages who died for their country.
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Format: DVD
Label: KV
Catalog: 4872
Rel. Date: 02/05/2008
UPC: 738329048723

The Legend of Suram Fortress
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Inspired by an ancient Russian folk tale and adapted from the novella by Daniel Chongadze, the Legend of Suram Fortress is a dazzling film by visionary director Sergei Paradjanov (Ashik Kerib, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors). As the story opens, repeated efforts by the Georgian people to construct a defensive stronghold continually fail. The building they are laboring to complete collapses, but then a fortune teller remembers an old prophecy: In order for the fortress to stand, the son of her erstwhile lover must be bricked up inside the structure - alive. The young man is faced with the prospect of sacrificing himself to save his homeland. Filled with vivid and unforgettable imagery, the Legend of Suram Fortress is a surreal ode to the Georgian warriors throughout the ages who died for their country.
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