“Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors” – One Hundred Years by Sergii Parajanov

On the occasion of Sergii Parajanov’s 100th birthday, we invite you to a screening of his masterpiece “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors”, followed by an introduction and film discussion of the film.

The event will take place on June 11 at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Sergii Parajanov was born into an Armenian family in Tbilisi in 1924. He represents Ukrainian poetic cinema. Parajanov also founded the collage genre in Ukrainian visual art. His best-known film is “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors” (1964), which was shot in Ukraine and is based on the story of the same name by Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky. His masterpiece was voted number 1 on the list of the 100 best Ukrainian films.

Oleksii Isakov, PhD student and project coordinator at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), will give an introduction to the film. After the screening, Oleksii Isakov will take part in the discussion dedicated to Parajanov and his films. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Nataliya Tsisar, lecturer in Ukrainian Studies at Humboldt University.

Admission is free.

The event will be held in English.

Date/Time: June 11, 7:00 p.m.

Location: the Humboldt University of Berlin main building, 1st mezzanine, consultation room 2249 A, Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin.


This event is organized in cooperation with the Ukrainian Institute, the Dovzhenko Centre, the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Film Studio for Feature Films, the Institute for Slavic and Hungarian Studies (Ukrainian Studies programme) at the Humboldt University of Berlin, and the Ukrainian Society HU Berlin.