Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Below you will find written and video materials to supplement your experience with this film. Be aware that some essays and video essays may contain spoilers.

Critical Essays

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: Review (Roger Ebert)

Doubletake: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (Pop Matters)

Тіні забутих предків (Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors) (Forgotten Classics)

Cinema and Painting in Parajanov’s Aesthetic Metamorphosis (Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema)

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (Film Freedonia)

Sergei Parajanov: Filmmaker of Outrageous Imagination (Guardian)

Contextual Reading

The Lady Vanishes: Soviet Censorship, Socialist Realism, and the Disappearance of Larisa Shepitko

The Art of Escaping Censorship

Russian cinema: a century of state-approved propaganda

Parajanov and Tarkovsky in London – Criterion Retrospective

Sergei Parajanov: Where to Start with His Films

Notes on Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors – Parajanov in his own words

Videos

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