2015, Russia-Switzerland-Germany, 101 minutes, 16+
about the film
  • Director
    Elena Hazanov (Khazanova)
  • Production
    Studio Third Rome
  • Producers
    Yevgeni Mironov
    Ilya Gavrilov
    Alexander Novin
    Dmitri Aronin
    Asya Temnikova
    Elena Brenkova
    Anna Kachko
  • Cast
    Yevgeni Mironov
    Chulpan Khamatova
    Merab Ninidze
Based on a novel by Dina Rubina. Since his childhood Petya has been fascinated by the puppet theatre, but even more so by a living girl: Liza. Petya creates Liza, like Pygmalion made Galatea: he becomes her father, friend, and husband… Only if Pygmalion met the challenge of bringing a stone to life, Petya faces another problem: Liza is already very much alive. She never completely obeys him and never fully belongs to him... “Puppet Syndrome” is a story of the all-consuming love of a creator for his creation.