Sun, 12 July 2015
When you think of the Soviet Union, their accomplishments in filmmaking will probably not come to mind. In fact, prior to 1964, Soviet cinema consisted almost exclusively of social realist films, until director Sergei Paradjanov made Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, which told the tale of a Carpathian love story in the 1800's.
Paradjanov, who would later make The Color of Pomegranates (another film on the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list), was blacklisted for Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, which was just one tragic milestone in his tumultuous life. It remains a landmark in Soviet cinema.
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