- Stars: Yuri Mgoyan, Sofiko Chiaureli, Ramaz Chkhikvadze, Konstantin Stepankov, Veronique Matonidze, Baia Dvalishvili, David Dovlatian, Levan Natroshvili, Slava Stepanian, Nodar Dugladze, Dodo Abashidze
- Release Date: May 01, 1989
- Run Time: 73 min
- Genre: Drama, Romance
Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a rich merchant’s daughter, but is spurned by her father and forced to roam the world for a thousand and one nights – but not before he’s got the daughter to promise not to marry till his return. It’s told in typical Paradjanov style, in a series of visually ravishing ‘tableaux vivants’ overlaid with Turkish and Azerbaijani folksongs.