Sight and Sound - 12/01/1983
"...If ever film were poem, it is THE COLOUR OF POMEGRANATES..."
New York Times - 10/06/1980
"...Sharply surreal....A work of obvious conviction that is eye-catching, even hypnotic..."
Sight and Sound - 10/01/2011
"[I]ts visual and aural pleasures are open to anyone with eyes and ears."
Paradjanov's acclaimed poetic masterpiece was banned by Soviet censors who feared it was a nationalist parable.The story depicts the life and spiritual odyssey of the medieval Armenian poet and troubadour Sayat Nova, and his rise from carpet weaver to archbishop and martyr.