Aleksandr ROU
Александр РОУ
Aleksandr ROU
USSR, 1964, 84mn 
Colour, fiction
Frosty
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Морозко

 

 Le Père Frimas

 Morozko

 
Directed by : Aleksandr ROU (Александр РОУ)
Writing credits : Nikolay ERDMAN (Николай ЭРДМАН), Mikhail VOLPIN (Михаил ВОЛЬПИН)
 
Cast
Tatyana BARYSHEVA (Татьяна БАРЫШЕВА)
Valentin BRYLEYEV (Валентин БРЫЛЕЕВ)
Inna CHURIKOVA (Инна ЧУРИКОВА) ...Marfouchka
Eduard IZOTOV (Эдуард ИЗОТОВ) ...Ivan
Aleksandr KHVYLIA (Александр ХВЫЛЯ) ...Morozko
Anatoli KUBATSKY (Анатолий КУБАЦКИЙ)
Georgi MILLIAR (Георгий МИЛЛЯР) ...Le petit vieux Borovitchok
Lev POTEMKIN (Лев ПОТЕМКИН)
Natalia SEDYKH (Наталья СЕДЫХ) ...Nastienka
Anastasia ZUEVA (Анастасия ЗУЕВА) ...Conteuse
 
Cinematography : Dmitry SURENSKY (Дмитрий СУРЕНСКИЙ)
Production design : Arseni KLOPOTOVSKI (Арсений КЛОПОТОВСКИЙ)
Music : Nikolay BUDASHKIN (Николай БУДАШКИН)
Sound : Anatoli DIKAN (Анатолий ДИКАН)
Production : Gorky Film Studio
Spectators : 25 million spectators in the USSR
Release date in Russia : 24/03/1965
 
Site : IMDb

Awards :
Lion of San Marco Grand Prize Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1965
Best documentary Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1965
Lion d’Or au Festival du film pour l’enfance et la jeunesse de Venise, 1965
Prix du Festival de Rome, 1966
Médaille d’argent des films pour l’enfance du Festival de Téhéran, 1966

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Films sans frontières
Editor : Ruscico

Plot synopsis
The story of the film is based on a Russian tale of the same name. Once upon a time there was a nice young girl named Nastienka. Her nasty mother-in-law wanted to get rid of her and leave the best choice of fiancés to her own daughter Marfushka. That's why she sent Nastienka in the dead of winter to the forest, to die there from the cold. But the Morozko (Father Frimas) helped Nastienka and her lover Ivan to overcome all the trials and find each other.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
RUSSIA BEYOND : Dix films soviétiques et russes mythiques pour le Nouvel An, Alexandra GOUZEVA, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2021
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2021
- Marseille Russian Film Festival in Toursky, Marseille (France), 2018
- Le Nouvel An russe au Balzac, Paris (France), 2016
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2015
- Les rencontres culturelles Russenko, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre (France), 2015
- Festival de cinéma russe à Marly, Marly (France), 2012
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2012
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2012
- Destination Russie à Hyères, Hyères (France), 2010
- Russische Filmwoche in Berlin, Berlin (Germany), 2010
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1965