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Let's Watch Sergey Parajanov's Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Hosted by the Consul of the Istanbul Russian Culture Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 02 Mar 14:00 - 16:35

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The film is in Russian with Turkish subtitles.
Free admissions. Drop in, no reservations.

Presented as part of Parajanov, with Sarkis exhibition, Pera Film’s Rebel Images: Sergey Parajanov is a collection of the director’s films given form by his unbridled imagination and documentaries that showcase the testimonies of artists who have been inspired by Parajanov’s work. Named a “genius”, a “master”, and a “magician” by Tarkovsky, Godard, Fellini, Antonioni and other renowned directors of the history of cinema, Sergey Parajanov, after his incarceration in Protected content his dissident views and sexual orientation, revealed the unconstrainable nature of images with his art that reached beyond walls, proving once again his mastery of poetical cinema.

Parajanov stunned world audiences in Protected content his Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, popularly known as the Romeo and Juliet of the Carpathians. The film is set among the Hutsul people of the Western Ukraine, an isolated ethnic group who live in the upper reaches of the mountain range. Their lives take place within a harsh environment and an ornate cultural system little changed since the 18th century. The film was Parajanov's first major work and earned him international acclaim for its rich use of costume and color. It based on the classic book by Ukrainian writer Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky.

We will meet at Pera Café, (inside the museum), designed as an “art deco” café in reference to the “Bristol Hotel” - built in Protected content , serving until the Protected content . (The menu includes a wide range of offerings; from salads, sandwiches, special pastas to high-quality pastries.)

Director: Sergey Parajanov
Cast: Ivan Mykolaichuk, Larisa Kadochnikova, Tatyana Bestayeva, Spartak Bagashvili
Soviet Union, Protected content , 92', color
Russian with Turkish subtitles