Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective

Arabesques on the Pirosmani Theme

Arabeskebi Pirosmanis temaze
Sergei Parajanov
1985 • Georgia (USSR) • 21’
National Premiere

Framed by Parajanov’s look, Niko Pirosmani’s paintings are enlivened, juxtaposed and decomposed, following a by-chapter organisation that visits and intertwines his works like the arabesques in the tile. Exemplifying the perpetual movement cherished by the film-maker, the painter’s universe sneaks through a fantastic land, the antechamber of the capital of Georgia, which stands in the background. The film granted Parajanov an interesting Bright Future Award at Rotterdam.

27 OCT / 15:30 / 104’
Art Exposed 1
Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema
Screened with
Pirosmani
Giorgi Shengelaia

Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective