SKU 6377

SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS (1964) * with switchable English subtitles *

Aleksandr Askoldov, Vasiliy Grossman Nonna Mordyukova ... Klavdia Vavilova Rolan Bykov Rolan Bykov ... Yefim Mahazannik Raisa Nedashkovskaya Raisa Nedashkovskaya ... Maria Mahazannik Lyudmila Volynskaya Lyudmila Volynskaya ... The Grandmother Vasiliy Shukshin Vasiliy Shukshin ... The Commandant Lyubov Kats Lyubov Kats ... Children (as Lyuba Kats) Pavel Levin Pavel Levin ... Children (as Pavlik Levin) Dmitri Kleyman Dmitri Kleyman ... Children (as Dima Kleyman) Marta Bratkova Marta Bratkova ... Children Igor Fishman Igor Fishman ... Children Sergey Nikonenko Sergey Nikonenko Otar Koberidze Otar Koberidze Leonid Reutov Leonid Reutov ... Chief of Staff (as L. Reutov) Valeri Ryzhakov Valeri Ryzhakov ... Kursant Viktor Shakhov Viktor Shakhov ... (as V. Shakhov)

Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors is set in Western Ukraine, in the Carpathian Mountains, somewhere around the 1860s. It was banned in the USSR because it emphasized the unique Ukrainian culture (and, in fact, the language throughout the film is Ukrainian and not Russian). As a child, Ivan falls in love with his neighbor Marichka, who is the daughter of the man, who killed Ivan's father. The first half of the film deals with that love and the second with Ivan's downfall after Marichka dies in an accident. 

DVD-R is in Ukrainian with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 95 mins.  See film samples for sound and video quality!  


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