DEEPER INTO MOVIES presents a special screening of one of cinema’s most sumptuous 20th-century artists, Sergei Parajanov's The Color of Pomegranates synced with Nicolas Jaar's album Pomegranates intended as an imaginary score to the film.
Via a chance encounter with the impossibly pictorially rich film, musician Nicolas Jaar felt passages of his own ambient and experimental pieces become imbued with the spirit of the film, ultimately developing them into an alternate soundtrack. In its debut theatrical presentation alongside the film, Jaar’s ecstatic and hauntingly abundant Pomegranates will score Parajanov’s film. With the crinkling of books’ pages, the squelch of pomegranate seeds, the drip of wool dye onto metallic plates, and a cacophony of choir voices, Jaar’s interpretation distills the mythology of the film in an effort as subversive as the color of the bleeding world that Sergei Parajanov imagined into reality – the color of the pomegranate.
When Martin Scorsese introduced his Film Foundation’s newly restored version of The Colour of Pomegranates at the Toronto film festival in September he told the expectant audience they were going to witness images and visions “pretty much unlike anything in cinema history”.
Please note: This is not an official Jaar affiliated event.