Directed by: Oleksandr Dovzhenko
Running Time: 97mins
Through centuries, a gray-haired old man guards bloodstained Scythian treasures of Zvenyhora. Before his eyes, as if in a dream, one historical period follows another – from the arrival of the Varangians and the haidamak movement through to the First World War and the October Revolution. A “gold rush” creates fantastic visions in the heads of treasure hunters and possesses the old man’s elder grandson Pavlo. His younger grandson Tymish trades his grandfather’s archaic world of nature to “rabfak” (remedial school for workers) and industrialization. The brothers meet on the enchanted mountain for a final battle.
DOVZENKO TRILOGY – See all 3 for $30 or each individually
Oleksandr Dovzhenko’s ZVENYHORS-ARSENAL-EARTH trilogy is a compilation of the director’s most well-known films. These digitally-restored silent masterpieces of Dovzhenko, are now accompanied with contemporary soundtracks by FUTUREthno, Yuriy Kuznetsov and DakhaBrakha.