Vitali MELNIKOV
Виталий МЕЛЬНИКОВ
Vitali MELNIKOV
Russia / Poland, 1997, 80mn 
Colour, fiction
Tsarevich Aleksei
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Царевич Алексей

 

 Tsarevich Alexei

 Le Tsarevitch Alekseï

 
Directed by : Vitali MELNIKOV (Виталий МЕЛЬНИКОВ)
Writing credits : Vitali MELNIKOV (Виталий МЕЛЬНИКОВ)
 
Cast
Natalia EGOROVA (Наталья ЕГОРОВА)
Mikhail KONONOV (Михаил КОНОНОВ)
Stanislav LIUBSHIN (Станислав ЛЮБШИН)
Vladimir MENSHOV (Владимир МЕНЬШОВ)
Viktor SMIRNOV (Виктор СМИРНОВ)
Viktor STEPANOV (Виктор СТЕПАНОВ)
Lyudmila ZAITSEVA (Людмила ЗАЙЦЕВА)
Aleksey ZUYEV (Алексей ЗУЕВ)
 
Cinematography : Ivan BAGAYEV (Иван БАГАЕВ)
Production design : Sergey KOKOVKIN (Сергей КОКОВКИН), Valery YURKEVICH (Валерий ЮРКЕВИЧ)
Music : Andrey PETROV (Андрей ПЕТРОВ)
Sound : Asia ZVEREVA (Ася ЗВЕРЕВА)
Produced by : Boris MOLOCHNIK (Борис МОЛОЧНИК)
Companies : Lenfilm, Goskino, Golos, Zodiaque (Pologne)
Release Date in Russia : 28/08/1997
 

Awards :
First prize Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 1997
Best Set Decoration Valery YURKEVICH , Sergey KOKOVKIN , "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1997
Prix de la presse au Festival "Vivat Kino Rossi" à Saint-Pétersbourg, 1997

Plot synopsis
Having received a report saying that his son Alexei is plotting against him, Tsar Pyotr orders Count Tolstoi to bring Tsarevich and Yefrosinya, his companion, to Petersburg.
Yezopka, dispatched by Tolstoi, cunningly lures Alexei back to his motherland. Pyotr interrogates his son, inducing him to inherit the power. But Alexei chooses the fate of a common person...
In a fit of rage, the Tsar orders to subject his son to the tortures which he doesn't survive...
The film was awarded the Grand Prix of the Russian Film Festival in Onfleur, France; the Main Prize of the “Okno v Yevropu” (“The Window to Europe”)International Film Festival in Vyborg. The actor Alexei Zuyev was honored the Prize for the Best Actor’s Work at the “Okno v Yevropu” International Film Festival in Vyborg (1997).
Source : www.lenfilm.ru
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Historical Film Festival, Novgorod (Russia), 2008
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 1997
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1997