Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: February 5, 2008
- Originally Released: 1964
- Label: Kino Lorber
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - Russian
- Subtitles - English - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Featurette: "Songs of the Ukraine"
- Short Film
- Text/Photo Galleries:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Featured:||Ivan Mikolaichuk, Tatiana Bestaeva & Larisa Kadochnikova|
|Directed by||Sergei Parajanov|
Rating: 5/5 -- There are hallucinatory sequences in Sergei Paradzhanov's 1964 film Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors when this eruptively colorful movie feels more like a folkloric tapestry sprung to life than a film about flesh-and-blood people.
New York Times
Rating: A- -- Ripples with the force of nature. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Rating: 4.5/5 -- Stylistically the film is jaw-dropping -- somewhere between the French New Wave and an acid trip. Full Review
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Shadows was a leap in the dark like none other in Soviet film history, and a slap in the face of the officially sanctioned and artistically vacuous school of Socialist Realism. Full Review
When Paradjanov made Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, he was experimenting with a new approach to filmmaking for the first time and the aesthetic achievement is spectacular. Full Review
Sergei Paradjanov's extraordinary merging of myth, history, poetry, ethnography, dance, and ritual... remains one of the supreme works of the Soviet sound cinema, and even subsequent Paradjanov features have failed to dim its intoxicating splendors. Full Review
The fervid pageantry is like experiencing the medium with virgin eyes Full Review
A love story set against the historical pageantry and epic legends of medieval Russia. In Ukrainian. AKA: "Tini Zabutykh Predkiv," "Shadows of Our Ancestors," "Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors."
- The print used for the Home Vision Cinema VHS version is from the Janus collection.
- Rated BBFC 12 by the British Board of Film Classification.
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