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Inspired by an ancient Russian folk tale and adapted from the novella by Daniel Chongadze, The Legend of Suram Fortress is a dazzling film by visionary director Sergei Paradjanov (Ashik Kerib, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors). As the story opens, repeated efforts by the Georgian people to construct a defensive stronghold continually fail. The building they are laboring to complete collapses, but then a fortune teller remembers an old prophecy: In order for the fortress to stand, the son of her erstwhile lover must be bricked up inside the structure alive. The young man is faced with the prospect of sacrificing himself to save his homeland. Filled with vivid and unforgettable imagery, The Legend of Suram Fortress is a surreal ode to the Georgian warriors throughout the ages who died for their country.

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Special Features Interview with Svetlana Scherbatyuk, the wife of Sergei Paradjanov (26 min.) Documentary: Actress Veriko Andzhaparidze (9 min.) Featurette: "The Architecture of Ancient Georgia" (6 min.) Photo Album Cast & Crew Filmographies Trailers Dolby Digital 5.1

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