Still from The Colour of Pomegranates (1969), directed by Sergei Parajanov

“The history of cinema is one defined by the tension between possibility and constraint: constraint, because filmmaking has so often wrestled with serious limitations, be they technical, commercial or political; and possibility, because, in the face of these challenges, artistry has nonetheless flourished.”

from  ‘Art as Resistance: History and the Individual in 3 Faces