Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors


Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Overview:

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.

Votes 34 (7.5/10)

Runtime: 97 minutes

Release Date 1965-09-03

Production company:

  • Dovzhenko Film Studios

Production country:

  • Ukraine

Genres:

  • Drama

Trailer

Further Information

Ivan
Ivan Mykolaichuk
Ivan Mykolaichuk
Marichka
Larisa Kadochnikova
Larisa Kadochnikova
Palagna
Tatyana Bestayeva
Tatyana Bestayeva
Batag
Nikolay Grinko
Nikolay Grinko
Yurko
Spartak Bagashvili
Spartak Bagashvili
Miko
Leonid Yengibarov
Leonid Yengibarov
Paliychuk
Nina Alisova
Nina Alisova
Paliychuk
Aleksandr Gaj
Aleksandr Gaj
Gutenyuk
Neonila Gnepovskaya
Neonila Gnepovskaya
Gutenyuk
A. Raydanov
A. Raydanov
Ivan as a Child
I. Dzyura
I. Dzyura
Marichka as a Child
V. Glyanko
V. Glyanko
Director
Sergei Parajanov
Sergei Parajanov
Writer
Sergei Parajanov
Sergei Parajanov
Writer
Иван Чендей
Иван Чендей
Music
Miroslav Skorik
Miroslav Skorik
Cinematography
Viktor Bestayev
Viktor Bestayev
Cinematography
Yuri Ilyenko
Yuri Ilyenko
Editor
M. Ponomarenko
M. Ponomarenko
Production Design
Mikhail Rakovsky
Mikhail Rakovsky
Production Design
G. Yakutovich
G. Yakutovich
Costume Design
Lidiya Bajkova
Lidiya Bajkova
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