The Legend of Suram Fortress (1985)
aka Ambavi Suramis tsikhitsa
Genre: Drama | Surreal
Country: Soviet Union | Director: Sergei Parajanov & Dodo Abashidze
Language: Georgian | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 86mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1440×1080 – 23.976fps – 3.21gb

A film version of a well-known Georgian folk-tale. A young boy has to be immured into the walls of a fortress in order to stop it from crumbling to pieces. Needless to say, this is a visual masterpiece, as is everything that bears his name. Although his best works were either behind him or in his head, it is more of a testimony to the magnitude of his talent. Photographed in niello silver, “The Legend…” reflected Paradjanov’s state of being-an aging and ailing artist, who have suffered, but, to some extent, lived to tell about it.


The Legend of Suram Fortress (1985)