June 18, 2022 - 10:52 AMT
Street in Tbilisi named Sergei Parajanov

Tbilisi is now home to a street named after the outstanding film director, screenwriter and artist Sergei Parajanov, Apsny.ge reports.

Members of the Tbilisi City Council (Sakrebulo), artists, friends and relatives of Parajanov attended the opening of the street.

According to the deputy chairman of the Sakrebulo of Tbilisi Zurab Abashidze, it is important that every resident of the city remember the brilliant director Sergei Parajanov.

“For every Tbilisi resident, our youth and the next generation, it is very important to always remember this brilliant artist who grew up in our capital and appreciate his huge contribution to the development of Georgian art," Abashidze said.

Parajanov made seminal contribution to world cinema with his films Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors and The Color of Pomegranates. Parajanov is regarded by film critics, film historians, and filmmakers to be one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers in cinema history.