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Iconic film director Sergei Parajanov would turn 93 today
09 January, 2017
January 9 marks 93th birthday of a renowned film director and artist Sergei Parajanov. The famous film director of Armenian descent was born in Georgia and was highly respected by Georgian society. He is notable for his significant contributions to Georgian, Ukrainian and Armenian cinema. He stood out for his own cinematic style that came into conflict with Soviet principles. Due to his unusual art, controversial lifestyle and behavior, he was persecuted and imprisoned by Soviet regime. His health seriously weakened by four years in labor camps and nine months in prison in Tbilisi.  Parajanov died of lung cancer in 1990. At that time his films were already featured at foreign film festivals and earned worldwide recognition. Sergei Parajanov one said: ” Everyone knows that I have three Motherlands. I was born in Georgia, worked in Ukraine and I'm going to die in Armenia."Sergei Parajanov is buried at Komitas Pantheon which is located in the city center of Yerevan.”

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