The story takes place during the reign of Russian Emperor Alexander II. The maid of honor of princely palace tells prince a fairy tale that occurs in the XIII century and tells about the mystical murder of prince in the forest. The participants in the story, witnesses of this crime, tell different versions of the incident, which are different from what actually happened.



Moscow International Film Festival: Russian Film Critics Award, Special Jury Award

Russian Guild of Film Critics: Best Production Designer

Asia Pacific Screen Awards: Best Cinematography

Running time: 104 minutes

Creative Team

Directed by Rustam Khamdamov

Produced by Lyubov Obminyanaya, Rustam Khamdamov, Tikhon Pendyurin

Written by Rustam Khamdamov

Music by Dmitry Kurlyandsky, Edward Elgar

Cinematography Tim Lobov, Pyotr Dukhovskoy


Lady-in-waiting – Svetlana Nemolyaeva

Grand Prince – Sergey Koltakov

Empress – Anna Mikhalkova

Prince – Andrey Kuzichev

Robber – Kirill Pletnyov

Baba Yaga – Alla Demidova

Guard – Yevgeny Tkachuk

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