Yuri KULAKOV
Юрий КУЛАКОВ
Youri KOULAKOV
Russia, 2005, 80mn 
Colour, animation
Prince Vladimir
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Князь Владимир

 

 Le Prince Vladimir

 Knyaz Vladimir

 
Directed by : Yuri KULAKOV (Юрий КУЛАКОВ)
Writing credits : Yuri BATANIN (Юрий БАТАНИН), Andrei DOBRUNOV (Андрей ДОБРУНОВ), Yuri KULAKOV (Юрий КУЛАКОВ)
 
Cast
Sergey BEZRUKOV (Сергей БЕЗРУКОВ) ...Voix
Lev DUROV (Лев ДУРОВ) ...Voix
Aleksandr PINEGIN (Александр ПИНЕГИН) ...Voix
 
Cinematography : Andrei_2 SMIRNOV (Андрей_2 СМИРНОВ)
Production design : Viktor CHUGUEVSKY (Виктор ЧУГУЕВСКИЙ), Grigori LOZINSKY (Григорий ЛОЗИНСКИЙ), Sergey LUTSENKO (Сергей ЛУЦЕНКО), Andrei RYABOVITCHEV (Андрей РЯБОВИЧЕВ)
Music : Sergey STAROSTIN (Сергей СТАРОСТИН)
Produced by : Andrei DOBRUNOV (Андрей ДОБРУНОВ)
Production : Solnechnyy Dom
Film revenue in Russia : 5.34 million dollars
Release date in Russia : 22/02/2006
 

Plot synopsis
The plot follows the events surrounding Vladimir from childhood and into adulthood. In the beginning of the film, being under the influence of the high priest Krivzha, the Prince is a young, impulsive and cruel pagan. Fighting for supreme power, Vladimir wins a battle that kills his brother. Regretting what he has done, Vladimir does not suspect a conspiracy between the priest and the Pechenegs. Vladimir is concerned about gathering the Slavic tribes into one united state. Solving this major task, he faces obstacles, which Vladimir overcomes in the end, defeating Krivzha and winning the battle against Kurya, a Pecheneg chief.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Iurii Kulakov : Prince Vladimir (Kniaz' Vladimir, 2006), Jeremy HICKS, kinokultura.com, 2007
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival : SICAF, Seoul (Korea, South), 2008
- Cap Ciné Fribourg - 100 years of Russian cinema, Fribourg (Switzerland), 2008
- International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2007
- Russische Filmwoche in Berlin, Berlin (Germany), 2006

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