Vecher nakanune Ivana Kupala 1968
Yuri Ilyenko's masterpiece, The Eve Of Ivan Kupalo. Along with Sergei Urusevsky, Ilyenko changed the face of Soviet cinematography (most notably for his work on Parajanov's Shadows Of Our Forgotten Ancestors, to which he contributed greatly), and this film is arguably his finest achievement. Images of extraordinary strangeness and intoxicating potency abound in every scene, and the visual invention running through the film is nothing short of astonishing.

Adapted from Nikolai Gogol's stories, the film relates the tale of Piotr; too impoverished to marry his beloved (the lovely Larisa Kadochnikova, who also appeared in Parajanov's Shadows), he makes a deal with the satanic Basavriuk in exchange for untold riches. But these riches come at a price...

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:11:37 | 5.61 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Ukrainian
Subtitles: English, Ukrainian
Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Director: Yuri Ilyenko
Cast: Boris Khmelnitskiy, Larisa Kadochnikova, Yefim Fridman, Borislav Brondukov
Country: Soviet Union

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