Rent Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964)

3.9 of 5 from 75 ratings
1h 32min
Rent Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (aka Tini zabutykh predkiv) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Set within a Gutsul community in the Ukranian Carpathian mountains, this visually stunning and richly detailed tale of a young man who yearns for a lost love is a beguiling mix of folklore, sorcery and religious symbolism, which brought Paradjanov to prominence and won numerous awards.
Actors:
Ivan Mikolajchuk, Larisa Kadochnikova, Tatyana Bestayeva, , Nikolai Grinko, Leonid Yengibarov, , Aleksandr Gaj, Neonila Gnepovskaya, A. Raydanov, I. Dzyura, V. Glyanko
Directors:
Aka:
Tini zabutykh predkiv
Studio:
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Romance
Countries:
Russia, Classics, Drama, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/05/2010
Run Time:
92 minutes
Languages:
Russian
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Documentaries 'Andrei Tarkovsky and Sergei Paradjanov', 'Islands' (directed by L. Grigoryan, 2003) and 'Songs' (directed by cinematographer A. Antipenko)
  • Stills gallery
  • Filmographies

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Reviews (1) of Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

How much folklore can you take in one night? - Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors review by PR

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23/09/2016

Everybody else raves on about it, so I must be missing something because, although I did admire some aspects of this film, I found it rather disappointing. Yes, it is unusual. Yes, it is well done. Yes, I see why many would regard it as a work or art. But at times I found it almost embarrassing. Too many peasants being folkloric in interesting outfits and singing repetitive local songs. And the story is hardly novel. But don't take my word for it, borrow it and decide for yourself, the very least you'll get are lots of scenes of anthropological interest.

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