Premiere of Uldus Bakhtiozina’s debut film “Tsarevna Scaling”
The film is made in the genre of fairy tale satire. It immerses the viewer into the tsarevnas’ world. Film is filled with archetypes of Russian fairy tales that are interconnected with culture code of nowadays.
Film was accepted into the competition program of the Andrey Tarkovsky international festival “Mirror”. The film was only available to members of the jury and journalists unlike the rest of the competition’s films.
Storyline: Fish stall saleswoman Polina Schukina is distraught over the disappearance of her brother Sasha. She suffers from insomnia and insensibly loses touch with reality. Firstly she accepts a gift from a strange customer then she begins to listen to everything that advertising preaches to her. Advertising promises her complete relief from anxiety and transformation into a tsarevna. She just needs to leave the room and the fairy tale begins. However the fairy tale doesn’t look like how Polina expected. She faces the secretary's impenetrable cynicism, a line of girls mad with expectations and ambitions, musty institution spirit and a bureaucracy mired in paperwork.
Choreography: Vladimir Varnava - the youngest winner of international theater award “Golden mask”, choreographer of the Mariinsky theater.
Music: Luna, Tima Belorusskih, Shortparis
Scenario — Uldus Bakhtiozina
Director — Uldus Bakhtiozina
Operator-director — Uldus Bakhtiozina
Executive producers — Maria Pavlova, Anastasia Prasolova
Cameramen — Mikhail Znakov, Uldus Bakhtiozina
Choreography — Vladimir Varnava
Sound producer — Andrey Kharitonov
Robotic technology — Dmitry Doronin
VFX design/effects — Daniil Borisovsky
Starring: Alina Korol’, Victoria Lisovskaya, Valentina Yasen’, Uldus Bakhtiozina, Adelia Severinova, Maria Pavlova, Ksenia Popova-Penderetskaya, Alexandra Kusotskaya, Albina Berens, Serafima Solovyeva, Ekaterina Kasatkina.