Duck Village / Derevnya Utka / Деревня Утка (1976) DVD9 RUSCICO
"Derevnya Utka" tells us a story of Olya, an adolescent girl spending her summer holidays in the village Utka with her grandma. One day of her rather lonely life she meets a shishok (a Russian analogue of brownie) who lives in the walls of a huge barn. Slightly hostile at first, the shishok eventually becomes her best friend. Taking into account the folklore reality of the village world, it's no wonder that Olya's grandmother soon also becomes acquainted with the shishok who turns out to be a kind of an old spirit of her hearth and home. Of course, there's more behind the story and sometimes it provokes much deeper feelings than one may suppose from such a family-oriented movie, and that's another wonderful side of this unique film, though to feel those things you possibly need to be a bit shishok yourself.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:23:42 | 6.24 + 3% rec
Language: Russian (Dolby AC3, 6 ch), Russian (Dolby AC3, 1 ch)
Subtitles: English, Russian
Genre: Family, Fairy Tale

Director: Boris Buneyev
Actors: Rolan Bykov, Oksana Duben, Yelizaveta Alekseyeva, Yelena Sanayeva, Georgi Millyar, Vadim Aleksandrov
Country: Soviet Union

* Interview with actress Yelena Sanayeva
* Filmographies
* Photo album "In memory of Rolan Bykov"

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