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Sergei Parajanov

“I believe you have to be born a director. It’s like a child’s adventure: you take the initiative among other children and become a director, creating a mystery. You mould things into shape and create.”

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    SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS

    Sergei Parajanov Soviet Union, 1964

    This masterpiece is an unjustly under-viewed classic of Soviet cinema. Driven by wild, almost hallucinatory visuals, the film moves with the force of a runaway train, but never does its style overwhelm the story at its heart: a haunting tale of unfulfilled love.

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