Ukraine, France, Armenia, Georgia, 2013г., 95 min


Serge Avedikian, Olena Fetisova

Filmmaker Sergei Paradjanov – a genius and provocateur – creates great films that bring him international acclaim. His conduct, however, leads to a conflict with the Soviet totalitarian regime. Paradjanov is thrown in jail on trumped-up charges. Despite imprisonment and being banned from working in film, his unrelenting love of beauty gives strength to continue to create.

2013: World Premiere in the Official Program at 48th Karlowy Vary International Film Festival, Yerevan International Film Festival “Golden Apricot”
2013: “Golden Duke” for the Best Ukrainian feature – Odessa International Film Festival
2013: Best male actor – Batumi International Film Festival
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Serge Avedikian, Olena Fetisova

French actor and film maker of Armenian birth. Born in Yerevan in 1955. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for the best short. Studied at the Medon Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. As director he made a number of documentaries, shorts and animations. PARADJANOV is his director’s debut in a feature film.

Selected filmography

2013 Parajanov (co-directed with Olena Fetisova)

2009 Barking Island (Chienne d’histoire) (animation)

2005 One Fine Morning (Un beau matin) (animation)

2002 Life Line (Ligne de vie) (animation)