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Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965)
"Tini zabutykh predkiv" (original title)

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In a Carpathian village, Ivan falls in love with Marichka, the daughter of his father's killer. When tragedy befalls her, his grief lasts months; finally he rejoins the colorful life around... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ivan Mykolaichuk ...
Ivan
Larisa Kadochnikova ...
Marichka
Tatyana Bestayeva ...
Palagna
Spartak Bagashvili ...
Yurko
Nikolay Grinko ...
Batag
Leonid Yengibarov ...
Miko
Nina Alisova ...
Paliychuk
Aleksandr Gaj ...
Paliychuk (as O. Gaj)
Neonila Gnepovskaya ...
Gutenyuk
Aleksandr Raydanov ...
Gutenyuk (as A. Raydanov)
I. Dzyura ...
Ivan as a Child
V. Glyanko ...
Marichka as a Child
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
O. Ryazanov
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In a Carpathian village, Ivan falls in love with Marichka, the daughter of his father's killer. When tragedy befalls her, his grief lasts months; finally he rejoins the colorful life around him, marrying Palagna. She wants children but his mind stays on his lost love. To recapture his attention, Palagna tries sorcery, and in the process comes under the spell of the sorcerer, publicly humiliating Ivan, who then fights the sorcerer. The lively rhythms of village life, the work and the holidays, the pageant and revelry of weddings and funerals, the change of seasons, and nature's beauty give proportion to Ivan's tragedy. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A New Kind of Soviet Film...acclaimed around the world at all film festivals

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The band " A Hawk and a Hacksaw " arranged their sixth studio album "You Have Already Gone To The Other World " as a new and original soundtrack to the movie. They played their soundtrack alongside with the movie in cinemas and theaters in 2012. See more »

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When the two children run down the hill to have a bath in the river, the entire camera rig, including the operator, can be seen in a shadow on the ground. See more »

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colour,music,romeo&juliet
13 January 2001 | by (melbourne,australia) – See all my reviews

this film once seen is unforgettable,from the opening shot i knew i was in for something special,i wasn't let down on that score. the characters seem to leap of the screen in affect the film is alive. romeo & juliet in the carpathians a love story of children as adults as the people really are children,swirling hand held camera,unnatural colours,beautiful chromatic photography to set the tone of despair, paradjanov uses every trick in the book &then some.wonderful music & a sense of the times these people lived,the customs,clothes,religous iconography all come together in a wonderful film.one of my all time favourites.from a master.


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