Film: “Legend of Suram Fortress”, Georgia Movie Night

This quarter’s Georgian Movie Night will be this Wednesday, November 17th, from 4:30-6:00 in Cobb 218. There will be a showing Sergei Parajanov’s “Legend of Suram Fortress” in Georgian with English subtitles. For those unfamiliar with Parajanov — this is a visually stunning and rather surreal film.

Here is a brief synopsis from Kino Film.com: “Based on an ancient legend, this dazzling film by visionary director Sergei Paradjanov (Ashik Kerib, Shadows Of Our Forgotten Ancestors) is a surreal ode to Georgian warriors throughout the ages who died for their country. Repeated efforts by the Georgian people to construct a defensive stronghold continually fail. The building collapses until a fortune teller remembers an old prophecy that the son of her erstwhile lover must be bricked up alive in order for the fortress to stand. The young man is faced with the prospect of sacrificing himself to save his country.”

There will be (non-Georgian) refreshments. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Tami Wysocki-Niimi

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