- Director:Sergei Parajanov
- Writer:Ivan Chendej,Mikhaylo Kotsyubinsky
- Cast:Ivan Mykolaichuk,Larisa Kadochnikova,Tatyana Bestayeva
- Time:1h 37min
|Ivan Mykolaichuk||-||Ivan Paliychuk (as I. Mykolaichuk)|
|Larisa Kadochnikova||-||Marichka Gutenyuk (as L. Kadochnykova)|
|Tatyana Bestayeva||-||Palagna (as T. Bestayeva)|
|Spartak Bagashvili||-||Yurko Malfar (as S. Bagashvili)|
|Nikolay Grinko||-||Vatag (as M. Grynko)|
|Leonid Yengibarov||-||Myko (as L. Yengibarov)|
|Nina Alisova||-||Mother of Ivan (as N. Alisova)|
|Aleksandr Gai||-||Father of Ivan (as O. Gai)|
|Neonila Gnepovskaya||-||Mother of Marichka (as N. Gnipovska)|
|Aleksandr Raydanov||-||Father of Marichka (as O. Raydanov)|
|Igor Dzyura||-||Ivan as a child (as I. Dzyura)|
|Valentina Glinko||-||Marichka as a child (as V. Glyanko)|
For decades it has been believed that "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" won the British Academy Award. This was most notably stated in the famous "Film Encyclopedia" by Ephraim Katz. Recently, however, the disciple of Sergei Parajanov, Martiros Vartanov, obtained on official confirmation from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), which stated that the movie was not a BAFTA award recipient; although in 1965 the film won the Grand Prix at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival and a record number of other awards on the festival circuit.
Used 180 degrees lens.
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
The band " A Hawk and a Hacksaw " arranged their sixth studio album "You Have Already Gone To The Other World " as a new and original soundtrack to the movie. They played their soundtrack alongside with the movie in cinemas and theaters in 2012.
French visa # 31588.