About the film
hallucination pact with the devil surrealism ukrainian village mystical inspired by novel or book ukrainian folklore dance ritual
The Eve of Ivan Kupalo
Release Date: December 25, 1968
|Genres||:||Drama, Fantasy, Mystery|
|Production Companies||:||Dovzhenko Film Studios|
|Writers||:||Yuri Ilyenko, Nikolai Gogol|
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.