Dir: Sergei Paradjanov
Cast: Ivan Mikolajchuk, Larisa Kadochnikova 92 mins, 1964, USSR, Subtitled
New Mexico’s widescreen roving folk duo A Hawk and A Hacksaw (accordionist/drummer Jeremy Barnes and violinist Heather Trost) present a brand new live rescore of Soviet director Sergio Paradjanov’s classic film Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors. Set high up in the Carpathian mountains, the film tells the age old tale of a peasant’s love and loss in a pre-industrial age where magic and ritual are as much a part of existence as back-breaking work and violent family feuds. The colour, grandeur and gut-wrenching romance of A Hawk and A Hacksaw’s music is the perfect counterpoint to Paradjanov’s visionary blend of folklore, sorcery and religious symbolism.
Presented by Watershed in collaboration with Qu