20.06.2016
 

SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS IN ODESA AND A LECTURE FROM ANDRIY ALFEROV

On June 20, in Odesa, in the film section of Green Theatre, Dovzhenko Centre will demonstrate the restored version of Serhiy Parajanov’s cinematic masterpiece – Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. The screening will be preceded by a lecture from film critic Andriy Alferov.


Facebook-event of the screening: https://www.facebook.com/events/1555638421398811/

 

Half a century has passed since the release of the film Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, whose phenomenon still remains a mystery in Ukraine. People believe in Shadows rather than know it. Yet, the film has sprouted all over the international film culture. The lecture from Andriy Alferov attempts to understand Shadows, to discover what this film has in common with Antonioni’s Red Desert, the American avant-garde cinema, the hippie culture, Sergio Leone’s Dollars Trilogy, The True Detective and, say, the recent David Bowie music video Black Star.

 

June 20, Green Theatre (Odesa, Shevchenko Park):

  • 21:00, lecture from Andriy Alferov, a film critic, presenter and co-curator of the Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors exhibition held recently at Mystetskyi Arsenal in Kyiv;
  • 22:00, screening of Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964), dir. Serhiy Parajanov. 

ADMISSION IS FREE OF CHARGE! 

SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS 

1964, UkrSSR, Kyiv Oleksandr Dovzhenko Film Studio, 98 min.

Directed by Serhiy Parajanov

Screenplay by Ivan Chendey, Serhiy Parajanov

Cinematography Yuriy Ilyenko

Production Design by Heorhiy Yakutovych, Mykhailo Chakovskyi

Music by Myroslav Skoryk

Costimes Lidiya Baikova

Make-up Volodymyr Shykin

Sound Department Sofia Serhiyenko

Starring Ivan Mykolaichuk, Larysa Kadochnikova, Tatyana Bestayeva, Spartak Bahashvili, Oleksandr Raidanov, Neonila Hnepovska, Oleksandr Hay

 

Two Hutsul families have been bitter enemies for many years. In the atmosphere of anger and revenge pure and true love is born between Ivan and Marichka belonging to warring families. Ivan has to leave the village for work, and while he is gone Marichka accidentally drowns in a river. Ivan tries hard to forget his beloved, but he can’t. Even marrying beautiful Palahna does not help. Only in his dying delirium does Ivan regain happiness.


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