The Eve of Ivan Kupalo

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The Eve of Ivan Kupalo

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The Eve of Ivan Kupalo

Release Date: December 25, 1968

Year    :   1968
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Genres    :   Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Production Companies    :   Dovzhenko Film Studios
Director    :   Yuri Ilyenko
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Yuri Ilyenko, Nikolai Gogol
RunTime    :   71 mins.

Petro is a modest farmhand living in an impoverished village in some unspecified long-ago era. He wants to marry the lovely Pidorka, but her stern father won't hear of it. The mischievous demon Basavriuk, offers a deal, enticing Petro into crime for the sake of fortune. Based on Nikolai Gogol’s short story “The Eve of Ivan Kupala” (“St John’s Eve”) and Ukrainian folk tales.

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