Story of Ivan and Marichka shadows of forgotten ancestors.
This essay entails a paper on the Story of Ivan and Marichka which describes the events from shadows of forgotten ancestors. Story of Ivan and Marichka explains the relationship between the dead and the living. The book also explains the relationship between the living and the spirits.
Story of Ivan and Marichka shadows of forgotten ancestors
The below text is also attached with better formatting. You can watch this film online Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors abounds with impressive cinematographic techniques: collagelike visual narration, incorporation of sound effects and natural landscapes, representation of symbolic imagery, an intricate combination of costumes and character developments.
Although the film has a central theme. A love story of Ivan and Marichka. There is some sense of inevitable disintegration which is delivered through a mosaic/collage arrangement of scenes and episodes. It is not by chance that Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors inspired anti-Soviet movements and later on this film became one of the symbols of the independence movement in Soviet Ukraine.
As you reflect on the film, what episodes and narrative lines seem to be theme-organizing? Is there any central theme in this film? Or would you rather say that the film emphasizes openendedness while appealing to the freedom of imagination? You may use these questions as a starting point for your reflection. You may choose to respond in full to one (or more) of the proposed questions. Your response can also be a speculation that will connect the film developments with ideological, philosophical, or aesthetic layers.
When writing a response, please make sure to refer to some specific scenes, episodes, details. Grading: 50%: a reflection which is primarily based on summarizing events that take place in the film.
What to look for and listen to in Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: Hutsul market scene: traditional crafts, a “Holy” mad man (aka Holy Fool) Church interior: icons, banners, crosses, the music, ceremonial activity Musical instruments played in the film: trembita (very long horn), sopilka (flute), duda (bagpipe), tsymbaly (dulcimer), lira (hurdy-gurdy), mouth-harp.