The Legend of Suram Fortress (remastered)

Directed by Sergei Paradjanov

Year: 1984
Running Time: 83
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.33.1
Country: Russia
Language: Georgian with English Subtitles [audio]
Genres: World Cinema
Shop Home Video

The Legend of Suram Fortress (remastered)

Crew
Directed by Sergei Paradjanov


Inspired by an ancient Russian folk tale and adapted from the novella by Daniel Chongadze, The Legend of Suram Fortress is a dazzling film by visionary director Sergei Paradjanov (Ashik Kerib, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors).

As the story opens, repeated efforts by the Georgian people to construct a defensive stronghold continually fail. The building they are laboring to complete collapses, but then a fortune teller remembers an old prophecy: In order for the fortress to stand, the son of her erstwhile lover must be bricked up inside the structure ; alive. The young man is faced with the prospect of sacrificing himself to save his homeland.

Filled with vivid and unforgettable imagery, The Legend of Suram Fortress is a surreal ode to the Georgian warriors throughout the ages who died for their country.

USSR 1984 83 min. Color Original Aspect Ratio (1.33:1) In Georgian with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles
A GEORGIA-FILM STUDIO Production
A film by SERGEI PARADJANOV THE LEGEND OF SURAM FORTRESS
Starring VERIKO ANDZHAPARIDZE DODO ABASHIDZE SOFIKO CHIAURELI DEDUKHANA TSERODZE TAMAR TSITSISHVILI ZURAB KIPSHIDZE and LEVAN UCHAINESHVILI
Costume Design IRINA MIKATADZE
Production Design ALEKSANDR DZHANSHIEV
Cinematography YURI KLIMENKO
Original Music DZHANSUG KAKHIDZE
Written by VAZHA GIGASHVILI
From the novella by DANIEL CHONGADZE
Produced by KHUTA GOGILADZE and M. SIMKSAYEV
Assistant Director DODO ABASHIDZE
Directed by SERGEI PARADJANOV
© 1985 Sovexportfilm © 2007 Ruscico

Reviews

"PURE PARADJANOV! A medieval spectacle... As if an Oldenburg happening had been staged at the court of Harun Al-Rashid." ­ J. Hoberman, THE VILLAGE VOICE

"DELIRIOUSLY ABSTRACT...An exquisite tableau." ­ CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Interested in bringing The Legend of Suram Fortress (remastered) to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

The Legend of Suram Fortress (remastered) may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 19 2019 at 6:28pm
Tickets are nearly sold out for this Friday's screening of' @TheMtnFilm' at' @BAMfilmBrooklyn's' #BAMcinemaFest with di…' https://t.co/cf1RFKIR9r'
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 19 2019 at 6:22pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming September 10th! Mirage (1965) with optional English subtitles • Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S.…
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 19 2019 at 2:43pm
RT' @DairyArts': Do you love food? Do you love #documentary #films Do you love children? If you answered YES to any of these, join us for' @K…'
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 19 2019 at 10:45am
RT' @evillights': Jean-Luc Godard’s FIRST NAME: CARMEN Blu-ray in gorgeous new restoration out today from' @KinoLorber' featuring an audio comm…
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 19 2019 at 10:17am
THE GOSPEL OF EUREKA returns to NYC for #WorldPride with a screening at' @MovingImageNYC' this Saturday at 7pm with s…' https://t.co/AZdnsyDHFy'
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 19 2019 at 10:14am
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming September 10th on BD! Reap the Wild Wind (1942) with optional English subtitles • Animated Image Gallery • The…
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 18 2019 at 6:05pm
RT' @CinemaTropical': Watch the official U.S. trailer for the Mexican film THE CHAMBERMAID by Lila Avilés, coming soon to U.S. theaters! #com…
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 18 2019 at 6:04pm
RT' @OKCMOA': Engrossing art doc WALKING ON WATER follows internationally renowned artist #Christo as he creates his breathtaking new install…
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 18 2019 at 6:01pm
RT' @FilmStreams': Coming soon: DIAMANTINO, a sweet, dim-witted soccer hunk's gonzo comic odyssey! Featuring the largest stampede of giant Pe…
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 18 2019 at 6:01pm
RT' @NashvilleScene': 'Diamantino' — showing June 19-20 at the' @Belcourt' — is as insane and luxurious as a sports film can get. From' @jshawha…'
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com