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Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes

Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes

Drama | Russian | 55 minutes

Company

RUSSIA TELEVISION AND RADIO / SOVTELEXPORT distribution company


Cast & Crew

Director

Egor Anashkin

Producers

Anton Zlatopolskiy, Aleksandr Kushaev, Irina Smirnova

Writers

Anna Anosova, Larisa Leonenko

Cast

Chulpan Khamatova, Evgeniy Morozov, Yulia Peresild


Trailer

vimeo.com/419039971/a0fbe70d3c


Synopsis

Based on a multi-award winning novel by Guzel Yakhina inspired by her grandmother’s dramatic life. The book became a bestseller translated into 34 languages.

Zuleikha, quiet and obedient Muslim wife, is living with her abusive husband and despotic mother-in-law in a remote Tatar village in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution. When her husband is murdered by soldiers for hiding grain, she is arrested and sent to Siberia. A dreadful trip to a place of exile, thousands of kilometers and a fierce winter kill many. In this severe wilderness, she begins to build a new life for herself and discovers an inner strength given by great love and endearment.


Completion Year

2019


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