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3.9
182 Ratings

Zvenigora

Directed by Aleksandr Dovzhenko
Soviet Union, 1928
Drama, Fantasy

Synopsis

For centuries invaders have coveted the treasures of Ukraine. And for centuries they have been guarded by Grandfather (Nikolai Nademsky). This mysterious treasure remains hidden at Mount Zvenigora, eluding the often violent search.

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Zvenigora Directed by Aleksandr Dovzhenko

Critics reviews

Dovzhenko’s vast, fantastic view of history—running from the Cossacks’ primeval clashes with Poles hiding in trees through the redemptive industrialization of the Bolshevik regime—may suggest the Soviet-style lockstep of progress, but his visionary hysteria hints at immutable depths of the soul.
June 10, 2016
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In twelve episodes woven together with the logic of a dream, the whole history of the Ukraine is narrated from the Varangians of the 8th century all the way up to the civil war. “I am Zvenigora”, wrote Dovzhenko, “so contrary, so visionary, oft-uncontrollable, pierced by an acute sense of conflict and the rhythm of all time”.
July 03, 2015
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