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11.13.2013 | | Posted at 12:34 PM

The cinema of Soviet director Sergei Parajanov

By David Luhrssen
  Most filmmakers are prosaic, telling stories in straightforward cinematic language. Every now and then a poet emerges, creating vivid images that convey a deeper reality through the medium of moviemaking. Sergei Parajanov was among the poets, and was responsible for several startling films under the Soviet system. As James Steffen points out in The Cinema of Sergei Paraj...