Exhibition 'Shadows of our forgotten ancestors' opened in Kyiv (PHOTO)
The exhibition ‘Shadows of our forgotten ancestors' opened in Kyiv on March 23rd. It is dedicated to the creation of the movie by Ukrainian director Serhiy Paradjanov.
This film is an essential part of international movie history. The unique showpieces displayed here allow visitors to look behind the curtains of the filming process.
Hundreds of artefacts, pictures, videos and tools used in the movie "Tini zabutykh predkiv" or "Shadows of our forgotten ancestors" are demonstrated here. Many of them were a part of private collections and secret archives. The film heavily focuses on the traditions and lifestyle of the Hutsuls, people that live in the Carpathian Mountains in Western Ukraine. So to recover the exhibits the hosts also had to go to where the movie was filmed. Tracking down the artifacts took a few months and a lot of work.
Hosts say the exhibition is indeed aimed at helping rethink and fully understand "Shadows of our forgotten ancesstors" .
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Due to the heavy symbolism many ideas were missed or wrongfully interpreted by the audience. So each of the 9 halls in the museum further elaborates on the scenes from the film.
The exhibition in Kyiv will last until April 10th. Then it will be transported to Lviv. Hosts say they have big plans in the future. They are going to display the showpieces in the cities of Europe. The collection will be constantly filled up as the new exhibits are uncovered.
Via: Ukraine Today