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

Cast:

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

Awards:

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”)

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