Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964)

Apologies for the unscheduled break! Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors is the first major film of Sergei Parajanov (based on a Ukrainian novel by Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky) and was apparently acclaimed for costume, color, and such a detailed look into the Ukrainian Hutsul culture. His refusal to change the film to a then-conventional socialist-realist style earned him a place on the Soviet blacklist.

I remain wary.

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