Russia, 2019, 16+
about the film
  • Director
    Grigori Konstantinopolsky
  • Production
  • Producers
    Alexander Plotnikov
    Evgeny Nikishov
    Valery Fedorovich
  • Cast
    Liubov Aksenova
    Viktoria Tolstoganova
    Ivan Makarevich
    Maria Shalaeva
    ALisa Khazanova
    Alexei Makarov
    Alexander Kuznetsov
    Sergei Gorodnichy
    Vasily Butkecich
    Daria Kashirina
    Stasya Venkova
The action unfolds in our days, in the small Volga town of Kalinov, where nothing has changed since the days of Alexander Ostrovsky’s classical play: if any rays of light do appear in the dark empire, then they are doomed to perish quietly in the general absurdity and ignorance, or shine brightly as a token of protest against lie and tyranny. The young, married girl Katerina Kabanova leads a happy life — at first sight. Only her mother-in-law Kabanikha constantly nags her and does not allow her to take things easy. Her weak-willed husband Tikhon loves his wife, but he always sides with his powerful mother. When Katerina unexpectedly falls in love with Boris, the young relative of the town’s mayor, she finds that he also has tender feelings for her...