Artavazd Pelechian – Vremena goda aka Seasons of the Year (1975)

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The history of the Armenian nation from a Marxist point of view.
Illustrated by Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons”.

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Artavazd Pelechian’s Seasons of the Year (1975), a film-essay about the contradiction
and the harmony between man and nature, was the the 2nd and the last collaboration
with Vartanov, who had directed Autumn Pastoral (1971) from Peleshian’s screenplay.
In the Seasons of the Year (1975), for the first time, Artavazd Pelechian did not use any
archival footage likely due to the exquisite cinematography by Vartanov. Peleshian’s
Seasons of the Year (1975) is one of the 3 most important documentary films made in
Armenia, along with Sergei Parajanov’s Hakop Hovnatanian (1967) and Vartanov’s
Paradjanov: The Last Spring (1992).

The crew of the 30 minute black and white picture, also known as Four Seasons,
Seasons of the Year, Tarva Yeghanakner and Vremena Goda, reportedly included
Tigran Mansurian, who frequently worked with Parajanov, Vartanov and Peleshian. Continue reading

Artavazd Pelechian – Zemlja Ljudelj aka The Land of the People (1966)

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1966 : La Terre des hommes (Zemlja ljudej)

“C’est le thème de la découverte permanente de la beauté du monde, que l’homme réalise dans sa vie et dans son travail, qui est développé dans le cadre d’une grande ville, présentée au cours d’une journée de labeur. Ce film démarre et se termine sur l’image de la sculpture de Rodin : le Penseur, qui tourne sur elle-même. Cette sculpture célèbre est devenue depuis longtemps le symbole de l’expression inaltérable de la pensée humaine. ” (Artavazd Pelechian, Mon cinéma¸Erevan : 1988). Continue reading

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