U.S. pop singer Lady Gaga released a music video for her song, 911. The song itself was released in May, as part of her latest album Chromatica.
According to Vogue, director Tarsem Singh said he was inspired by The Color of Pomegranates, the film of Ukrainian and Armenian film director Serhiy Parajanov. The motion picture tells the story of life of great medieval Armenian poet Sayat-Nova.
911 music video features certain images borrowed from Parajanov's film, and there are also words from Armenian language in the video. One of the episodes includes The Color of Pomegranates film poster.
Parajanov is best known for his legendary cinema adaptation of Ukrainian classic literature masterpiece, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors by Mykhailo Kotsyubynsky. The film director spent first half of his career at National Film Studio named after Oleksandr Dovzhenko and made a huge contribution to the development of Ukrainian cinema.