David ABASHIDZE
Давид АБАШИДЗЕ
David ABACHIDZE
Sergey PARAJANOV
Сергей ПАРАДЖАНОВ
Sergueï PARADJANOV
USSR (Georgia), 1988, 78mn 
Colour, fiction
Ashik-Kerib
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Ашик-Кериб

 

 Achik-Kerib

 Ashik-Kerib

 
Directed by : David ABASHIDZE (Давид АБАШИДЗЕ), Sergey PARAJANOV (Сергей ПАРАДЖАНОВ)
Writing credits : Giya BADRIDZE (Гия БАДРИДЗЕ)
 
Cast
David ABASHIDZE (Давид АБАШИДЗЕ)
Sofiko CHIAURELY (Софико ЧИАУРЕЛИ)
Ramaz CHKHIKVADZE (Рамаз ЧХИКВАДЗЕ)
Yuri MGOYAN (Юрий МГОЯН) ...Achik-Kerib
Konstantin STEPANKOV (Константин СТЕПАНКОВ)
 
Cinematography : Albert YAVURIAN (Альберт ЯВУРЯН)
Production design : Georgi ALEKSI-MESKHISHVILI (Георгий АЛЕКСИ-МЕСХИШВИЛИ), Shota GOGOLASHVILI (Шота ГОГОЛАШВИЛИ), Nikolay SANDUKELI (Николай САНДУКЕЛИ)
Music : Javanshir KULIEV (Джаваншир КУЛИЕВ)
Sound : Garri KUNTSEV (Гарри КУНЦЕВ)
Production : Grouzia-Film
Release date in Russia : 06/12/1988
 
Sites : Page Allociné, page IMDb

Awards :
Best feature film "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1989
Best directing "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1989
Best Cinematography Albert YAVURIAN , "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1989
Best Set Decoration Sergey PARAJANOV , "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1989
Prix du meilleur film européen, 1988

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Ruscico. 2004.
Langues : RU GE
Sous-titres : RU EN FR DE ES IT PT NL CS HE AR ZH JP
Bonus :
- Biographie de M. Lermontov
- Documentaires sur Lermontov et Paradjanov
- Photos
Editor : Editions Montparnasse. 2013. Titre : Paradjnov. Coffret

Plot synopsis
A romantic drama based on the poem of the same name by the great Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov. “Ashik-Kerib” is one of Sergei Paradzhanov’s most brilliant motion pictures. The director succeeded in achieving the effect of polyphony of color and sound. The screen looks like a real Oriental bazaar where you can come across anything you like, from antiques to cheap home-made kitsch. Ashik-Kerib was a poor man, but he possessed a heart of gold and a beautiful voice. He played the saaza, a Turkish balalaika, glorifying the ancient heroes of Turkestan at weddings and other festivities. Once he met the beautiful Magul-Megheri, the daughter of a Turkish wealthy man, and fell in love with her. But would a rich man give his daughter to a poor man? Ashik-Kerib made a vow to go for a seven-year wandering around the world, and either become rich or die. If he is not back by the appointed date, Magul-Megheri will get married to another man…
Source : www.ruscico.com
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Achik Kerib, conte d'un poète amoureux de Sergueï Paradjanov, Olivier BITOUN, dvdclassik.com, 2013
Achik Kerib, conte d'un poète amoureux de Sergueï Paradjanov, Ciné-club de Caen, 2013
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2019
- Pessac International History Film Festival, Pessac (France), 2016
- Cinémathèque de Toulouse : Tarkovski et autres poètes du cinéma soviétique, Toulouse (France), 2014
- Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Sao Paulo (Brazil ), 2011
- Retrospective Russian cinema at the "Reflet Médicis", Paris (France), 2010
- Douarnenez Film Festival, Douarnenez (France), 2009
- Istanbul International Film Festival, Istanbul (Turkey), 2009
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2008
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2007
- Russian films in the cinema Arlequin, Paris (France), 2005
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1989

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