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Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

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Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

7-9 rue de l'Equerre
75019 Paris
France
March 18th, 2009 - May 9th, 2009
Opening: March 18th, 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.bugadacargnel.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
19th Arrondissement
EMAIL:  
contact@bugadacargnel.com
PHONE:  
+33 (0)1 42 71 72 73
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 11-12:30 and 2-7
TAGS:  
movie, folk

DESCRIPTION


Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors is Sergei PARAJANOV (1924–1990)'s first major movie, which in 1964 earned the Soviet-Armenian filmmaker national fame and international acclaim.
Telling the dramatic story of peasants in the Ukrainian Carpathians, this feature movie is both a detailled ethnographic testimony and a masterpiece of visual innovation. Breaking free from socialist realism official themes and aesthetics, PARAJANOV expresses his poetic vision through various experiments, from the use of colors to represent moods like struggle against destiny to hectic images, or the strong symbolism of religious and folk images.
It is such a highly personal and contemporary reinterpretation of elements from the past that echoes with the various approachs of the exhibiting artists.