~~Ardavazt Peleshian, one of the giants of Soviet-era cinema, has been in the news recently. Pietro Marcello’s “The Silence of Peleshian” was shown at this years Venice Biennale, which also screened Peleshian’s Seasons. In March 2010, the Harvard Film Archives had a retrospective of Peleshian’s films.
Since the publication of this article, in Armenian International Magazine in 1991, Peleshian made two new films in the 1990s. But Peleshian’s small output is no measure to the originality of his “documentaries”; the depth of their theoretical foundations; and the sharpness of his camera’s gaze and angle. Those of us who love Peleshian’s work would have wanted more, but what he has given–especially We and Seasons–is for the generations and for many, many viewings and re-viewings.~~
Thanks, Nigol Bezjian, for the updated information.