Tini zabutykh predkiv

Тіні забутих предків = Shadows of forgotten ancestors - Tini zabutykh predkiv

DVD - 2007 | Ukrainian
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A deeply heartfelt story set during the early part of the 20th century in the Ukrainian Carpathians, centering on Ivan whose life is marked with sadness. First his brother is killed while saving him from a falling tree. Then his father is murdered, forcing Ivan and his mother to live in poverty. He falls in love with Marichka, the daughter of the man responsible for his father's death. Marichka drowns rescuing a lamb from a river, but Ivan remains devoted to her. He marries another, but he finds no solace in their childless marriage.
Publisher: [New York] : Kino International, [2007]
Branch Call Number: DVD Foreign SHADOWS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors (Original Script): Параджанов, Сергей
Чендей, Іван
Скорик, Мирослав Михайлович
Миколайчук, Іван
Кадочнікова, Лариса
Бестаєва, Т
Багашвілі, С
Енгибаров, Леонид
Гринько, Н. К
Коцюбинський, Михайло

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This film starts out in color and shifts to black and white, probably because of the desperate finances of director Sergei Paradjanov. Here he defies the conventions of Socialist Realism with a naturalistic, tragic tale set in the remote Carpathian Mountains. This film launched his reputation, bu... Read More »

A story of lost love and sorcery in the pre-industrial Carpathian mountains, where hints of ancient ways persist.


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