Lady Gaga's latest music video honours masterpiece of Georgian-Armenian filmmaker Sergei Parajanov [VIDEO]

A still from '911', the new music video by Lady Gaga and director Tarsem Singh. Screenshot from video., 07 Oct 2021 - 17:02, Tbilisi,Georgia

A 1969 masterpiece of auteur cinema by Georgian-Armenian filmmaker Sergei Parajanov is paid tribute in the latest video by Lady Gaga, with 911 - the singer and songwriter's collaboration with video director Tarsem Singh - recreating shots of The Colour of Pomegranates.

Bringing Grammy Award-winning Singh's long-time idea to fruition, the recreation of the visuals of Parajanov's Soviet-era classic features all the hallmarks of the original - vibrant colours, varied fabrics and surreal costumes.


The resemblances are very direct, with several cinema-themed accounts on social media juxtaposing scenes from the two productions for illustrating the similarity.

The Colour of Pomegranates is one of the highlights from the legacy of Parajanov, born in Tbilisi in 1924. The director wrote and directed the feature-length work in 1969, involving a cast of Georgian and Armenian actors, most prominently Sofiko Chiaureli, an icon of Soviet-era Georgian film.