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The Legend of Suram fortress [videorecording] / Kino International ; [directed by] Sergei Paradjanov, David Abashidze. Ashik Kerib : the lovelorn minstrel / Kino International ; a Georgian Film Studio production ; screenplay by Giya Badridze ; directed by Sergei Paradzhanov.

Publication:
N[ew] Y[ork], NY : Kino on Video, c2001.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (164 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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Other Title:
Legenda Suramis tsikheze
Ambavi Suramis tsikhitsa
Subjects:
Čonkʻaże, Daniel, 1830-1860 -- Film adaptations.
Lermontov, Mikhail I︠U︡rʹevich, 1814-1841 -- Film adaptations.
Legends -- Georgia (Republic) -- Drama.
Motion pictures, Russian.
Form/Genre:
Feature films.
Language:
Georgian dialog, English subtitles.
System Details:
DVD.
Summary:
The Legend of Suram fortress: The Georgians' repeated efforts at building a fortress against invaders fail until a fortune teller remembers an old prophecy that the son of her erstwhile lover must be bricked up alive in order for the fortress to stand. The young man sacrifices himself to save his country.
Ashik Kerib: Tale of a lovelorn musician, his travels and travails, and the eventual restoration of his mother's eyesight as well as his winning the hand of his intended. Done in a highly stylized, theatrical fashion.
Participant:
The Legend of Suram fortress: Levan Outchanechvili, Zourab Kipchidze, David Abashidze.
Ashik Kerib: Yuri Mgoian, Veronique Matomidze, Levan Natroshvili, Sofiko Chaurieli.
Credits:
Ashik Kerib: camera, Albert Yavuryan ; songs, Alim Gasimov ; music, D. Duliev.
Notes:
Ashik Kerib is based on the poem Demon by Mikhail Lermontov.
The Legend of Suram fortress originally released as a motion picture in 1985 by Sovexportfilm; Ashik-Kerib originally released as a motion picture in 1988 by Sovexportfilm.
Contributor:
Paradzhanov, Sergeĭ, 1924-1990. , Director
Abašiże, Dodo, 1924-1990 , Director, Actor
Gigashvili, Vaja. , Screenwriter
Badriże, Gia. , Screenwriter
Outchanechvili, Levan. , Actor
Mgoniani, Iuri. , Actor
Chonkadze, D. (Daniil), 1830-1861. , Author
Lermontov, Mikhail I︠U︡rʹevich, 1814-1841. , Author
Georgian Film Studio. , Producer
Qartuli Pilmi (Firm) , Producer
Sovėksportfilʹm (Firm)
Kino International Corporation. , Distributor
Van Wert Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Contains:
Ashik Kerib.
OCLC:
47286650
Publisher Number:
K203 Kino Video