Ukrainian Poetic Cinema with Terry Meehan: The Lost Letter (1972)

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Directed by Boris Ivchenko
Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
Main Library Auditorium       

In this series, film scholar Terry Meehan presents five Ukrainian films that celebrate Ukraine’s unique identity and culture from Ukraine’s culturally significant poetic cinema movement.

In this humorous tale, Ukrainian Cossacks Vasil and Andrij set out on a long journey to deliver a letter from their leader to the Russian Empress in St. Petersburg. Considered one of the best films in Ukrainian cinema, this film is a musical tragicomedy based on the novella by Nikolay Gogol. Ukrainian with English subtitles.