Sergei Parajanov & Dodo Abashidze – Ashug-Karibi aka The Hoary Legends of the Caucasus (1988)

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Synopsis: Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a rich merchant’s daughter, but is spurned by her father and forced to roam the world for a thousand and one nights – but not before he’s got the daughter to promise not to marry till his return. It’s told in typical Paradjanov style overlaid with Armenian folksongs. source

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Based on Mikhail Lermontov’s retelling of a Turkic folktale, Ashik Kerib is the story of a troubadour obliged to spend 1,001 days wandering the land, in order to make enough money to marry his beloved. The hero is played by Yuri Mgoyan, a picturesque 22-year-old Kurdish “hooligan” and car thief recruited by Paradjanov for his “plasticity”. (In one behind-the-scenes clip, Paradjanov demonstrates this plastic quality by wrapping a blanket around the young man’s head and declaring: “A complete metamorphosis! He’s a pharaoh!”) These last two films somehow manage to seem at once naive and sophisticated, with the hyper-realism of a puppet show. Mastiffs rest their great weary heads on their paws, as evil henchmen force a slave to toss pomegranates for them to impale on their sabers. A gigantic flock of running sheep, filmed from overhead, shifts into strange formations. Endless rites and rituals unfold to unheard-of music.

Ashik Kerib is the only one of Paradzhanov’s films to have a happy ending. The lovers are reunited and a white dove alights on a movie camera, representing Tarkovsky, to whose memory the film was dedicated.






Extras
Mikhail Lermontov


Sergei Paradjanov


The Minstrel’s Song (Mugam)

1.44 GiB | 1 h 13 min | 716×540 | mkv

http://nitroflare.com/view/A389B7B049AC318/Ashug-Karibi__Paradjanov__1988.part1.rar
http://nitroflare.com/view/8A69632AC9184D3/Ashug-Karibi__Paradjanov__1988.part2.rar
http://nitroflare.com/view/EAFA3B3C2C94CD9/Ashug-Karibi__Paradjanov__1988.part3.rar

Language(s):Georgian, Azerbaijani
Subtitles:English, Russian, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew.

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