Kino Klassika – Russian Language Film Charity
17th November 2020
A member has made me aware of the Kino Klassika Foundation which might be of interest -please see details below:
Kino Klassika Foundation – Russian Language Film Charity London Kino Klassika is a London based Russian film charity that spotlights iconic Russian language and Soviet cinema with international programmes of screenings, restorations, publications, art commissions and events supported by leading film historians, critics, actors and directors.
This week’s Klassiki is Sergei Parajanov’s Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965). The undisputed master of poetic cinema, Parajanov paints an astonishing portrait of life for the Hutsul people in Western Ukraine. It is a culture that remains close to nature in its beauty, traditions and even its cruelty. The lives of the Hutsul are deeply entwined: generations of feuds, curses and obligations are inherited with each new birth. Through the tragic tale of Ivan and Marichka, Parajanov details the language, traditions and dress of the Hutsul in a timeless meditation on love and loss.
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors is a film that shows rather than tells. Unforgettable for its subject matter and aesthetics; the dialogue is minimal and the visual style bursts with what would become Parajanov’s signature use of colour, dramatic camera work and rich symbolism. It was the film that launched Parajanov’s filmmaking career on the world stage and is now regarded as one of the great works of the 20th century.
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