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SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS

TINI ZABUTYKH PREDKIV
USSR | 1964 | Sergei Paradjanov

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Perhaps the most celebrated Ukrainian film ever made, this star-crossed romance gave the world its first glimpse of the extravagant visual poetry and unbridled imagination of Sergei (The Color of Pomegranates) Paradjanov, a “troublemaker” who would be imprisoned by Soviet authorities on trumped-up charges a few years later. Shadows is a roiling brew of mythology, religious iconography, and pagan magic. Sometimes called a Carpathian Romeo and Juliet, this delirious folk spectacle tells of a peasant lad who falls in love with the daughter of the man who killed his father. “Ethnographic cinema run wild…Overwhelmingly beautiful…Ecstatic.” –J. Hoberman. Ukrainian with subtitles. 35mm. 92 min.

Special admission $13; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $10. No passes or twofers.

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