Book of Masters / Kniga Masterov
Vadim Sokolovsky, Russia, 2009.
Directed by: Vadim Sokolovsky
Script: Anna Starobinets, Vadim Sokolovsky
Producer: Leonid Vereshchagin, Marina Zhigalova-Ozkan
Production company: TRITE Studio, Walt Disney Pictures
Cinematography: Archil Akhvlediani
Editing: Ilya Toropov
Music: Vitaly Krugaikov
Cast: Maksim Loktionov, Mariia Andreeva, Liia Akhedzhakova, Leonid Kuravlev, Irina Apeksimova, Olga Aroseva, Valentin Gaft, Gosha Kutsenko, Ekaterina Vilkova
Running time: 101'
'Book of Masters' is a film for the entire family that combines the classical Russian folktale tradition with innovative storytelling, impressive special effects, witty dialogues, and a spirit of loving satire and self-irony. An ominous prophecy is about to come true: when a Master makes a stone come to life, the Stone Countess will be free from the confines of her stone tower and the world will become her stone-cold dominion. The fate of the world rests on the shoulders of a young apprentice Ivan. But Ivan’s love for Katya, his courage, pure heart, and magical friends, help our hero reach a happy fairytale ending.
International Film Festival Schlingel – Best Children’s Film
The European Children's and Youth Film Festival – Best Feature Film
Moscow International Children’s and Youth Film Festival – First prize
Cairo International Film Festival – Children’s International Jury Prize and Professional Jury Bronze prize for Long Feature Films
Youth Film Festival Skazka – Grand Prix
International Film Festival Los Angeles – Best Foreign Language Feature Film
Vadim Sokolovsky is born in 1968 in Moscow, former Soviet Union. He moved to Los Angeles in 1994 after graduating from the Moscow Film School and started his career in Hollywood by working for Steven Spielberg's project 'Survivors of the Shoah Foundation'. Since 1998 Vadim has worked as an independent writer/producer collaborating with such famous producers as Roger Corman and Menahem Golan. In the year 2002 Vadim established his own LA-based production company, Harvest Entertainment.
Location and screening schedule:
Europa cinema, Friday, October 22nd at 12.30
Museum of contemporary art, Friday, October 22nd at 18.00