Zvenigora

Zvenigora

Zvenigora

8/10 NR

Zvenigora Synopsis

Zvenigora stars Nikolai Nademsky (Earth), as the grandfather of Timoshka (Semyon Svashenko), whom he alerts to secret treasure buried in the mountains and the boy spends the rest of his life trying to find. The film wonderfully blends both lyricism and politics and uses its central construct to build a montage praising Ukrainian industrialisation, attacking the European bourgeoisie, celebrating the beauty of the Ukrainian steppe and re-telling ancient folklore. Zvenigora is a most remarkable avant-garde film, which has a unique style in its approach and disregards the more traditional storytelling devices. "As the lights went on, we felt that we had just witnessed a memorable event in the development of the cinema" S.M. Eisenstein

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Zvenigora Casts

Nikolai Nademsky
Nikolai Nademsky

Grandpa / General

Semyon Svashenko
Semyon Svashenko

Timoshka, first grandson

Georgi Astafyev
Georgi Astafyev

Scythian leader

Les Podorozhnij
Les Podorozhnij

Pavlo - second grandson