Rusalka - Mermaid

Anna Melikian – Russia – 2008


CHF 16.90 / EUR 15.70

Once upon a time … is the best way to tell the incredible story of the adventures of the «mermaid» Alisa in the Russian capital Moscow. There was a time when Alisa lived by the sea. Her life was nothing out of the ordinary. She dreamed of one day dancing in a ballet; she sang in a children’s choir and attended a special school, because, at the age of six, she suddenly stopped speaking. None of which would be noteworthy, were it not for the fact that Alisa possessed a remarkable gift: the ability to fulfil wishes. At the age of 18 she leaves her coastal town for Moscow, where her destiny soon takes hold and she meets him… a man whose desire to be saved and protected is pretty much written all over him. Alisa takes him by the hand – and this changes her life.

This film by Azerbaijani director Anna Melikian is a modern fairy tale in which age-old myths and youthful imagination are merged in a surreal urban romance. The dream-like storyline is mirrored by the visual approach Anna Melikian has chosen to recount the adventures of a «mermaid» who finds herself washed up inland.

trigon-film dvd-edition 125
Language OV russian Subtitles deutsch, français
Length 115 min. Screen 1:1.85 - 16/9, color Sound DD 2.0 FSK 14+ Region code All regions 

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