Tag Archives: Ukrainian

Viktor Ivchenko – Lisova pisnya AKA The song of the forest (1961)

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Mavka, a water nymph, loves Lukash, a country youth. Their brief happiness ends when Lukash is forced to marry the shrewish Kilina. The Spirit of the Forest turns Lukash into a wolf as punishment for his infidelity. The strength of Mavka’s love breaks the spell, but Kilina curses the nymph, transforming her into a weeping willow. Read More »

Dmytro Kolomoytsev & Anatoliy Lavrenishyn – Ukrayinska literatura AKA Ukrainian Literature: Guide for Assholes (2009)

It was a common habit in Soviet schools to draw the intimate organs on all portraits in textbooks. Read More »

Oles Yanchuk – Holod-33 AKA Famine-33 (1991)

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The film depicts the 1932-33 Soviet-engineered famine in Ukraine, and is based on the novel The Yellow Prince by Vasyl Barka.

Emanuel Levy writes in his blog (edited for spoilers): “Through the eyes of Katrannyk, his wife Kateryna, and their three children, pic shows the devastating effects of the mass famine caused by the state’s seizure of crops. It forcefully chronicles the brutality of Stalin’s army, their raids on fields and physical torture of farmers. Death is everywhere: the ground is covered with bodies; desolate farmers hang themselves on trees. Read More »

Viktor Ivanov – Oleksa Dovbush (1959)

Story about Oleksa Dovbush, a famous Ukrainian outlaw, who became a folk hero, often compared to Robin Hood. Read More »