|M. Aleksanian||Poet as a child|
|Vilen Galstyan||Poet in the cloister|
|Georgi Gegechkory||Poet as an old man|
|Sofiko Chiaureli||Poet as a Youth/Poet's Love/Poet's Muse/Mime/Angel of Resurrection|
This avant-garde film by Russian director Sergei Parajanov depicts the life of revered the 18th-century Armenian poet and musician Sayat-Nova . Portraying events in the life of the artist from childhood up to his death, the movie addresses in particular his relationships with women, including his muse . The production tells Sayat-Nova's dramatic story by using both his poems and largely still camerawork, creating an impressionistic work.