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„Whoever tries to imitate me is lost,“ said the Soviet filmmaker Sergei Parajanov. Not so long ago, whoever tried to imitate him would also be in deep trouble. Persecuted by the Soviet authorities for the „subversive“ nature of both his work and his lifestyle, he spent four years of the 1970s in a Siberian hard-labor camp. Nothing could speak more highly to his artistry than the fact that, even before his sentencing, Andrei Tarkovsky wrote a letter in his defense. „Artistically, there are few people in the entire world who could replace Parajanov,“ argued the director of Mirrorand Stalker. „He is guilty – guilty of his solitude. We are guilty of not thinking of him daily and of failing to discover the significance of a master.“ – open culture




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