In feudal Georgia, next to Tbilisi, the foundations of the Suram fortress collapse: it needs, as a diviner suggests, that a beautiful youth makes him wall up alive, melting himself with the mortar and the sand, the eggs and the tears. Inspired to an ancient legend, it is the next to last movie, direct after 15 troubled years of inactivity (at least 3 in jail and different trials), of S. Paradjanov (1924 -90), Georgian of Armenian origins.
Also here, Paradjanov make a no narrative movie where he mixes, in original alchemic fusion, painting, dance, pantomime, theater, animals, fruits, symbolic objects. Visionary and attenuate, hermetic and allegorical, prone to the mannerism, but with many moments and images of solemn beauty. In original language with subtitles in Italian. The quality of video is not the best,
has been recorded from the TV, but it is worth to have this movie.
Codec Video: DivX 5
Bitrate: 898.425652 kbps
Resolution: 480 x 384
Framerate: 25 fps
Codec Audio: Mp3
Bitrate Audio: 128 Kbps(VBR) (stereo)