Movies of Sergei Parajanov frequently turn up on various lists of the Top 10 and Top 100 Greatest Films of the 20th century and of all time. Most important is perhaps the Top 10 listing of COLOR OF POMEGRANATES in the prestigious French magazine “Cahiers du Cinema”, also the British magazine “Sight and Sound” listing of SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS, as well as its inclusion in 100 Greatest Foreign Films of the American magazine “Movieline” and the Centenary Top 100 Films listing of SAYAT NOVA in “Time Out” magazine.
Masterpieces of Sergei Parajanov are also found on many personal all time favorite
film lists next to Orson Welles' “Citizen Kane”, Fellini's “La Dolce Vita”,
Antonioni's “Blowup”, Bunuel's “Belle De Jour”, Kurosawa's “Seven Samurai”,
Godard's “Breathless”, Bergman's “Seventh Seal”, Hitchcock's “Psycho”,
Polanski's “Chinatown”, Eisenstein's “Battleship Potemkin”, Bertolucci's
“Last Emperor”, Tarkovsky's “Andrei Rublev”, Scorsese's “Taxi Driver”,
and Coppola's “The Godfather”.
In his book “The Great Movies”, film critic Roger Ebert suggests that the
lists of 100 Most Important or Best Films are silly, and we agree, but they
are nevertheless fun!
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