By Waldemar KRZYSTEK

TELEWIZJA POLSKA S.A. (TVP) - as SALES All rights, World / DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, World

Drama - Completed 2008

The plot of this film and the TV mini series is played out in the 1960's , in the Polish western country town of Legnica, where the Soviet Army stationed there in line with the Warsaw Pact provisions.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • POLAND
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 114 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Waldemar KRZYSTEK
    • Producer(s)
    • Skorpion Art SKORPION ART (Skorpion Art), Telewizja Polska TELEWIZJA POLSKA (Telewizja Polska)
    • Synopsis
    • Little Moscow is a heartbreaking story of a forbidden love in the time when even the most intimate matters were decided by the Soviet Empire. The film takes us to the world in which Russians and Poles lived together in one city, divided by walls and bans, who loved, suffered and dreamed in spite of fear and nosy politruks. Widely acclaimed by critics, audience and the jury of the 33rd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, the film contains everything that we usually look for in entertaining films: love, tears, great drama, joy and emotions... The story takes place in 1967. Yura, a young pilot and an unsuccessful astronaut, finds his way to Legnica, a city known as “Little Moscow”, because at that time it was the location of the largest garrison of the Soviet Army in Eastern Europe. He is accompanied by his young and beautiful wife Vera, She meets Michał, a Polish Army officer and a musician. She struggles with the newly-born passion for a long time. The forbidden love between a Russian woman and a Polish serviceman has to be kept in secret...

      2008 – Golden Lions Award for Best Picture
      2009 – Moscow (IFF) – Audience Award
      2009 – Chicago Film Festival – City of Chicago Award for the most universal film of the festival