Which Ukrainian movies would you recommend to watch?
Watch “Povodyr” (“The Guide” or “Flowers have eyes”). It is a 2014 Ukrainian drama film directed by Oles Sanin. It was selected as the Ukrainian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, but was not nominated. It is one of the best Ukrainian movie of all time – Povodyr ( “The Guide” or “Flowers have eyes”). The film covers many important aspects of Ukrainian history and blends Ukrainian lyrical and modern cinematography.
“Povodyr” is a historical drama that shows events in Ukraine in the 1930s. The hero of the film, an American boy Peter Shamrock, comes to Ukraine with his father, an American engineer who lost his job in New York during the Great Depression. Through a series of tragic events, the boy becomes the guide of a blind Kobzar who becomes a father figure to him and with whom he travels throughout Ukraine. But”Povodyr” is not only about one of the greatest Ukrainian tragedies of the 20th century. It is also about love, friendship, trust, hope, and belief in the victory of good over evil.
Tini zabutykh predkiv (Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors). It is an adaptation of Ukrainian writer Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky novel of the same name. This Ukrainian movie is a pure masterpiece. The film is also highly symbolic.
In a small Hutsul Carpathian village, Ivan falls in love with Marichka, the daughter of his father’s killer. ..
The film “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors” also features a detailed portrayal of Ukrainian Hutsul culture, showing Hutsul traditions, music, costumes, and dialect.