Drama - Completed 2017

Love that changed an Empire.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama, Historical
    • Countries
    • RUSSIA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alexey UCHITEL
    • Writer(s)
    • Alexander TEREKHOV
    • Producer(s)
    • Alexey UCHITEL (Rock Films ), Vladimir VINOKUR, Alexander DOSTMAN, Valery KOROTKOV
    • Synopsis
    • Based on real events, MATHILDE is the story of the love of Nicholas II, the last Russian Emperor, and the prima ballerina of the Royal Mariinsky Theatre Mathilde Kshessinsksa.
      There are days that change your life forever. The voice of love calls for you and you turn to it – you make a choice. But what if a tsar falls in love with a ballerina of an overwhelming beauty?

      Assumption Cathedral where Russian emperors were crowned, magnificent Imperial palaces of Saint Petersburg and ancient walls of the Moscow Kremlin, opulent interiors of the Mariinsky and the Bolshoi. 17 tons of fabric was used to make over 7000 original period costumes. From city workers’ grey jackets to flamboyant dresses of the court nobility – the full scope of the 19th century’s fashion. In MATHILDE, history is becoming alive.

      The tsar and ‘la danseuse' who brought fame to Russian ballet. Their passion could have rewritten Russian history. But he will go on to bear his cross and climb with it to the Calvary of the Russian monarchy. She will go on to claim glory for the ballet of the great Empire which will soon be no more. Their passion could have changed the history of Russia. Their love became a legend.