A Story of the Forest: Mavka (1980)

ALL 07/23/1980 (uk) Drama, Fantasy, Romance 83 Min
  • Release
    07/23/1980
  • Production
    Dovzhenko Film Studios
  • Rotten tomato
    65%
  • Original title
    Лісова пісня. Мавка
  • Original language
    uk
  • Production Cost
  • 0.00
    -

Overview

Mavka, a water nymph, loves Lukash, a country youth. Their brief happiness ends when Lukash is forced to marry the shrewish Kilina. The Spirit of the Forest turns Lukash into a wolf as punishment for his infidelity. The strength of Mavka's love breaks the spell, but Kilina curses the nymph, transforming her into a weeping willow. This beautiful and tragic story is based on a play written in 1912 by Lesya Ukrainka, a Ukrainian poet, writer and political, civil and female activist, and includes mythological characters taken from Ukrainian folklore.

  1. Yurii Illienko

    Director

  2. Story

  3. Editor

  4. Producer



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  1. Liudmyla Yefymenko

    Mavka

  2. Viktor Kremlev

    Lukash

  3. Maya Bulgakova

    Lukash’s Mother

  4. Ivan Mykolaichuk

    Uncle Leo / Wood Goblin

  5. Boris Khmelnitsky

    Red (forest) Demon

  6. Viktor Demertash

    Koots

  7. Lyudmyla Lobza

    Kylyna

  8. Nina Shatskaya

    Water Sprite

  9. Svetlana Sergeyeva

    Meadow Fairy

  10. Ivan Khodulin

    Kylyna’s child

  11. Pylyp Illienko

    Kylyna’s child

  12. Vladimir Fyodorov

    Hunger Imps

Full Cast & Crew

Casts : 12 , Crews : 7

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A Story of the Forest: Mavka (1980) 83 Min

ALL 07/23/1980 (uk)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
  • Release 07/23/1980
  • Production
    Dovzhenko Film Studios
  • Original title Лісова пісня. Мавка
  • uk
  • Revenue0.00

Overview

Mavka, a water nymph, loves Lukash, a country youth. Their brief happiness ends when Lukash is forced to marry the shrewish Kilina. The Spirit of the Forest turns Lukash into a wolf as punishment for his infidelity. The strength of Mavka's love breaks the spell, but Kilina curses the nymph, transforming her into a weeping willow. This beautiful and tragic story is based on a play written in 1912 by Lesya Ukrainka, a Ukrainian poet, writer and political, civil and female activist, and includes mythological characters taken from Ukrainian folklore.

  1. Yurii Illienko

    Director

  2. Story

  3. Editor

  4. Producer