SKU 2911

ANDRIESH (1954) * with switchable English subtitles *

Yakov Bazelyan, Sergei Parajanov Writers: Yemelian Bukov (book), Grigori Koltunov, 2 more credits » Stars: Giuli Chokhonelidze, Konstantin Russu, Nodar Shashik-ogly

A major foreshadowing of Paradjanov’s later work, the visually prodigious Andriesh, based on a Moldovan folk tale, is an entertaining tale about a young shepherd who is given a magic shawm (a flutelike instrument) to help him conquer his foes. With its flying sheep, evil wizards, and storm demons—all captured in the gloriously artifical palette of fifties Soviet color stock—Andriesh has the kind of eye-popping, whirlwind weirdness of Paradjanov’s last films, Suram Fortress and Ashik Kerib.


DVD-R is in Russian with switchable English subtitles. Approx.58 mins. Please see film sample for audio and video quality!


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