USSR, 1988, 85mn 
Sumasshedshyy Esfir
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Сумасшедший принц Эсфирь


 Mad Prince Esther

 Le Prince fou Esther

Directed by : Boris YUKHANANOV (Борис ЮХАНАНОВ)
Writing credits : Boris YUKHANANOV (Борис ЮХАНАНОВ)
Produced by : Boris YUKHANANOV (Борис ЮХАНАНОВ)
Companies : World Theatre Theatre of Video, Cine-Fantom
format : Video
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Plot synopsis
Experimental video. Third chapter in the cycle "A Videonovel in 1000 Tapes. The Mad Prince " (1986-2007).
In order to shoot an episode for the video-novel "The Mad Prince", Boris Yukhananov, together with his friends Tauz, Salakh, Nadia and Olya, visited Nikita on a film expedition near Pskov. On the way they encounter the tragic story of the Chechen people, interwoven with the biblical story of the Book of Esther, video mixed with cinema, love mixed with death, sun with night and happiness with tears.
Premiere: Rotterdam IFF (programme "Cine Fantom Day"), 2006.

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2006
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2006