Ashik Kerib
Ashik Kerib

Ashik Kerib

Director Sergei Parajanov, Dodo Abashidze

Production year 1988

Length 73min.

Country Georgia


The film follows the wandering minstrel, Ashik Kerib, as he journeys for 1000 days and nights, trying to earn enough money to marry his beloved.


Best Art Direction | European Film Awards, , 1988

Special Prize of the Jury | Istanbul IFF, Turkey, 1989

Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Production Designer, Best Photography | Nika Awards, Russia, 1990


Sergei Parajanov, Dodo Abashidze
Sergei Parajanov, Dodo Abashidze



Gia Badridze

Director of Photography

Albert Yavuryan

Production designer

Gogi Aleqsi-Meskhishvili, Shota Gogolashvili, Sergei Parajanov, Niko Zandukel

Music by

Javanshir Kuliyev


Gari Kuntsev


Maria Ponomarenko


Yuri Mgoyan, Sofiko Chiaureli, Ramaz Chkhikvadze, Konstantin Stepankov, Veronique Matonidze, Baia Dvalishvili, David Dovlatian, Levan Natroshvili, Slava Stepanian, Nodar Dugladze, Dodo Abashi

Production company(ies)

Qartuli Filmi

Sergei Parajanov, Dodo Abashidze

Albert Yavuryan (1935, Leninakan, now Gyumry - 2007, Yerevan) One of the best cameramen of Armenian cinema. In 1964 graduated from the Cinematography Department of Moscow All-Union Institute of Cinema (VGIK) (L. Kosmatov's master-class). He is the Director of Photography of many classic films of national cinema. Worked with Sergei Parajanov. Javuryan had a successful pedagogical career; he was professor and the head of Cinema Department of Yerevan State Pedagogical University.


A Town - One Street (1964), Hello, It’s Me (1965), If You Happen to Come to Us to Haghpat (1965, doc.), Seven Songs about Armenia (1967, doc.), A Meeting at an Exhibition (1968, short), Do Not Ring, Bell, Do Not Ring (1968, doc.), It’s Spring, It Snows... (1969), Echoes of the Past (1970), Chronicle of Yerevan Days (1972), The Last Deed of Kamo (1973), Here, on This Crossroads (1974), Delivery (1976), Neutral Situation (1978, short), Snow in Mourning (Co-camera - G. Hayrapetov, 1978), Live Long (1979), The Flight Starts from the Earth (1980), Farewell beyond the Border (1981), The Mekhitarists (1982, doc.), Mechanics of Happiness (1982), A Self-Portrait (1982. doc), Echmiadzin (1983, doc.), Fire (1983), The Barber Whose Uncle Had His Head Bitten off by Circus Tiger (1983), A Lonely Walnut Tree (1986), Strange Games (1986), Arshak II (co-camera - G. Hayrapetov, 1988), Ashik Kerib (1988), Bobo (1991), Three Sailors in a Hot Desert (1991, short), Tovarishch/Comrade (1991, Iran), Radio-Yerevan (1992), P. S. (Co-cam. - A. Mirakyan, 1993, short), Disarmament (1994, Iran), Labyrinth (Co-cam. - V. Ter-Hakobyan, V. Petrosyan,1995), Silhouette (Dreams) (Co-cam.- A. Mkrtchyan, 1999)

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