Sergei Paradjanov's "Shadows..." made real sensation, the wopld got new cinematographic genius, who gave a cinematographic art the vanguard and unique cinema language of "picturesque" expression. For two years film collected over 30 prizes on international festivals in 21 countries. This fact is marked even in Book of records of Guinness. The Paradzhanov's name became as known as the names of Fellini, Antonioni, Godar, Kurosava.
Two old Gutsulian families quarrelled for decades. But pure love of young branches of these families (Ivan and Marichka) was born among fury and revenge. A lot of tests should be overcome by lovers, before they will be together forever..."
- International Film Festival in Mar Del Plato – 1965, FIPRESCI award; - International Film Festival in Saloniki (Greece) – 1966, Gold Medal; British Academy Film Award – 1966; - International Film Festival in Kyiv, special jury award – 1966; Shevchenko State Award of Ukrainian soviet social republic to the director and script writer Sergey Paradjanov (posthumously), to the director of photography Yuriy Illenko, to the actor Ivan Mykolajchuk (posthumously), to the actress Larissa Kadochnikova, to the production designer G. Yakutovich, 1991
Production: Dovzhenko National Film Studio
Script: Sergey Paradjanov, Ivan Chendej
Director: Sergey Paradjanov
Director of photography: Yuriy Illenko
Art designers: Mikhail Rakovsky, Georgij Yakutovich
Composer: Myroslav Skoryk
Cast: Ivan Mykolajchuk, Larissa Kadochnikova, T. Bestayeva, S. Bagashvili, M. Grynko, L. Yengibarov, N. Alisova, O. Gaj, N. Gnepovskaya
In Ukrainian, Russian. Subtitles: Russian, English, French, Spanish, Italian, German.
Video format - PAL.
DVD Region: 5.