Thursday, October 7, 2010
Sergei Parajanov - Tsvetok na kamne AKA A Little Flower on a Stone (1962)
Description: Full of arresting chiaroscuro images, Paradjanov's only monochrome film plays like a noir thriller. Set in a mining town in the Donets Basin, it centres on a clash (allegorical?) between the political establishment and a religious cult which infiltrates the community. With critic Ron Holloway's Paradjanov: A Requiem (Germany 1994, 59min): a lengthy 1988 interview with Paradjanov frames clips from all the films and samples of his drawings and designs.