Girl from Moush is about the identity, the memory, the director tries to fit herself within the images, images re-framed… she tries to figure out what is to be Armenian outside the country… She touches the images, redraws them, fragments them, frames differently the old and same Armenian postcards-images-clichés-icons-as well as photos of filmmaker Armenian descent Sergei Paradjanov.
The Color of Pomegranates, Paradjanov’s greatest masterpiece, is a biography of the Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova (King of Song) through his poetry. Poems that its director transforms in amazing and colourful live tableaux encompassing Armenian history, memory and imagery. The originality of his films lies in its esthetics of the montage. Each filmic framework is composed like a painting. In his visual collages, Paradjanov raises the force of the materiality of the objects in the image by giving to the latter a function of language: “heavy matter raised by the spirit”, according to Gilles Deleuze.