The Real Fairytale

Once upon a time there lived a sister Olesen’ka and a brother Sasha… No, that won’t do: it seems like the time of good old fairytales passed away. Fairytale characters realized it and moved to the real world. Vasilisa The Wise became a school teaher, Leshiy — a homeless guy, Ivan The Fool — a veteran of the Air-borne troops, Kaschey The Immortal — a rich businessman. However it didn’t stop him from doing Evil. But the worst thing he could do was leave all of us without a faith in Goodness.
People became selfish, mercantile and bottom-line. And that is exactly what Kaschey needs. There is only one thing he is worried about: owing to the fairytales every kid knows where his death is. And how could you call him Immortal after that?? Kaschey goes to the extrimities: he destroys all pages from the books with the fairytales — the pages with the dark secret of his death.
A little girl Olesya finds the last remained old book with fairytales and after reading it she disappeares. Her eldest brother Sasha starts searching her and hopes that his new friends — Ivan The Fool and Vasilisa The Wise — help him. But they are not in a hurry to do this. Sasha is ready to run his head against a brick wall to get his sister back and to return the faith in the Mirracle into the world.

Russia, 2011, 110 min

Director – Andrey Marmontov
Script – Sergey Bezrukov, Andrey Marmontov
Producers – Sergey Bezrukov, Evgeniy Ulyushkin, Andrey Marmontov, Igor Sivov
Camera – Ivan Ivanov, Andrey Makarov («fantasy world»)
original Music – Marat Fayzulin
Set Decoration – Svetlana Smirnova, Votslav Voglidal

LLC «Production company «stArt» with financial support from CINEMA FUND and MINISTERY OF CULTURE OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION


Maksim Shibaev, Anastasiya Dobrinina, Sergey Bezrukov, Leonid Yarmolnik, Lyudmila Polyakova, Irina Bezrukova, Georgiy Shtil, Anna German, Aleksey Dmitriev, Pavel Klimov


Award “Zviezdny Most” (“Star Bridge”) in the audiovisual sphere of arts for children and youth, 2011.
“Fiction movie” – Producer Debut” (“The Real Fairytale”).

Awards of the XVI All-Russian Festival of Visual Arts (RCC “Orlyonok”, 2012):
“Best Child Role” – Anastasiya Dobrynina (Olesya);
“Best Actress Role” – Lyudmila Polyakova (Baba Yaga);
“Best Cinematography” – Ivan Ivanov, Andrey Makarov;
“Best Image of the Mythological Hero” – Aleksey Dmitriyev (Ilya Muromets);
“Award for the Courageous Step in Cinema Development for Children” – Sergey Bezrukov (General producer).

Special Award of the XX International Festival of Child and Family Cinema “Alie Parusa of Artek”, 2012.
“For the creation of a movie, that makes you believe in Fairy Tale” (Awarded Sergey Bezrukov, general producer).

International Film Festival “Skazka” (Moscow, 2011).
“The Award (3rd Degree) for Visual Effects & Depth Reveal of the Image” (“The Real Fairytale”).

V International Children’s film festival “Scarlet Sails” (Albena, Bulgaria, 2012)/
Award “Best Actor” (Sergey Bezrukov, the role of Ivan the Fool, “The Real Fairytale”)

Back to the cinema roles