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Larisa Kadochnikova in Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

1964 NR

Set against the panoramic Carpathian Mountains in western Ukraine, director Sergei Parajanov's episodic epic traces the life of a villager named Ivan (Ivan Mikolajchuk), whose obsession over a lost love leads to further tragedy. Plunging into despair after his soul mate drowns while trying to save a stray lamb, Ivan mourns for months but later rejoins the world and weds another woman (Tatyana Bestayeva) -- who eventually betrays him.