The Color of Pomegranates

  • Dir: Sergei Parajanov

  • Soviet Union, 1969, 80 minsmins, DCP

  • Cast: Sofiko Chiaureli, Melkon Alekyan, Vilen Galstyan

Inspired by Armenian troubadour-poet Sayat-Nova, The Color of Pomegranates is a series of tableaux galvanized by scenes from his life and his poems. Poetic and intoxicatingly elusive, Parajanov’s masterpiece is a groundbreaking work of art that defies traditional cinematic language, and its passionate fans – including Godard and Antonioni – have called it one of the greatest films ever made. Screening with Kiev Frescoes (1966, 16min), which Parajanov experimented with his newfound cinematic style before Pomegranates . The production was shut down by the studio, but the surviving footage was compiled into this short film.

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In-theatre Screening

  • Full House2020-02-01 (Sat)
    Door Tickets Available at the Venue on Screening Date2020-02-22 (Sat)


1. Screenings at Broadway Cinematheque are available at Broadway Cinematheque and website of Broadway Circuit only. For related ticketing information, please refer to www.cinema.com.hk.

2. Screenings at Emperor Cinemas iSQUARE, Emperor Cinemas Times Square and PREMIERE Elements : tickets are available at URBTIX till 5pm one day before respective screening, after which tickets will be available only at the box office of the respective venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

3. Screenings at HK Arts Centre and M+ Cinema : tickets are available at URBTIX outlets until one hour before the screening, after which tickets are available at URBTIX website and mobile app. On-the-day tickets will also be available at the Self-service Ticketing Kiosk of the respective venue, subject to availability.

4. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

5. While it is the HKIFFS’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, the HKIFFS appreciates its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.