Friday, 2 December 2011

Aleksandr Dovzhenko: Zvenigora - Звенигора (1927)

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko
Writers: Aleksandr Dovzhenko (supervising writer), Yuri Tyutyunik,
Stars: Georgi Astafyev, Nikolai Nademsky, Vladimir Uralsky

oviet silent film by Ukrainian director Alexander Dovzhenko. Regarded as a silent revolutionary epic, Dovzhenko's initial film in his "Ukraine Trilogy" (along with Arsenal and Earth) is almost religious in its tone, relating a millennium of Ukrainian history through the story of an old man who tells his grandson about a treasure buried in a mountain. Although Dovzhenko referred to Zvenigora as his "party membership card," it is full of Ukrainian myth, lore and superstition. ...

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