Sergey Parajanov (1924–90) was an Armenian film director, screenwriter, and artist. His film Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964) made him world famous but also a target of Soviet censorship. He developed a unique cinematic style that diverged from the guiding principles of socialist realism and is said to be one of the most influential film-makers in history. Other works include the anti-war film Kiev Frescos (1965) and The Colour of Pomegranates (1969), a film about Armenia and its culture. Parajanov lived and worked in Georgia, Ukraine, and Armenia.

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