(1937-2009) | (1924-1990)   

With the death of Parajanov, cinema lost one of its magicians; Parajanov's fantasy will forever fascinate and bring joy to the people of the world...

Federico Fellini
Marcello Mastroianni
Tonino Guerra
Francesco Rosi
Alberto Moravia
Bernardo Bertolucci
Giulietta Masina

In the temple of cinema there are images, light and reality. Sergei Parajanov was the master of that temple...

Jean-Luc Godard

"The Color of Pomegranates" by Parajanov, in my opinion one of the best contemporary film directors, strikes with its perfection of beauty...

Michelangelo Antonioni

Always with huge gratitude and pleasure I remember the films of Sergei Parajanov, which I love very much. His way of thinking, his paradoxical poetical... ability to love the beauty and ability to be absolutely free within his own vision.

Andrei Tarkovsky

To me, it seems, the cinema of Sergei Parajanov began not with the "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors," as many think, but with "Color of the Pomegranate." Probably, besides the film language suggested by Griffith and Eisenstein, the world cinema has not discovered anything revolutionarily new until "Color of Pomegranates" not counting the generally unaccepted language of the "Andalusian Dog" by Bunuel.

Mikhail Vartanov

Vartanov... brother and friend in arts...dear, beloved, rare and wonderful… You possess everything an artist needs - mind, kindness, principles, freedom. Create... Perhaps, you're the only friend, who compels me to live...

Sergei Parajanov

Vartanov's film, Parajanov: The Last Spring, about the last days of our great Parajanov, excited and filled me with the strength to resume the way of the magnificent tale that the Maestro had taken...

Tonino Guerra

My dear friend (Vartanov)...should you like the (screenplay) "Desert," together we could make a masterpiece...

Artavazd Peleshian

(Vartanov) the "eyemo-man"

William Saroyan

PARAJANOV.com - Maestro Sergei Parajanov Website - is a widely quoted publication and was established on the January 9, 2001, on the occasion of the 77th birthday of one of the greatest masters of cinema. Parajanov.com unites Maestro's friends, family, fans and colleagues around the world. After a decade, our dream of familiarizing the world more closely with this underrated artist, and promoting his arts, has come true and we continually work in this direction. Our profound gratitude goes to everyone who during the past years cooperated with us on correcting and removing the huge amount of mistakes throughout the Internet and other media all over the world. Parajanov.com cordially requests and kindly reminds that anything associated with the art of Sergei Iosifovich Parajanov must be presented only in the most highly appropriate and respectful manner. Parajanov.com continually perfects its content and proudly features unique and accurate information to educate the cinema and art students and fans worldwide about the extraordinary life and work of the iconic legend - Sergei Parajanov.

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