The Hoary Legends of the Caucasus
- Original title
- Running time
- 73 min.
- Soviet Union (USSR)
Gia Badridze (Story: Mikhail Lermontov)
Co-production Soviet Union (USSR)-Georgia; Qartuli Pilmi
- Synopsis / Plot
- Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a rich merchant's daughter, but is spurned by her father and forced to roam the world for a thousand and one nights - but not before he's got the daughter to promise not to marry till his return. It's told in typical Paradjanov style, in a series of visually ravishing 'tableaux vivants' overlaid with Turkish and Azerbaijani folksongs.
: European Film Awards: Best Art Direction. 2 Nominations
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