Product DetailsInspired 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.
Store CommentsSpecial 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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