A Tale of Us

When her mum departs with no set date for return, and her dad suggests that they also leave forever, the 6-year old Marusska is determined to delay the departure. She improvises a fairy tale, in which her mum, as a school-age girl, sets off on a dangerous journey to an imagined past to save Marusska’s dad, then just a boy…

  • Anna Tchernakova
    The Cherry Orchard, Season of Mists, Dog's Paradise
  • Alexander Adabashyan
  • Anna Tchernakova
  • Anna Tchernakova
  • Yuri Sapronov
  • Dmitry Pevzov
    Key Cast
  • Sophia Galishnikova
    Key Cast
  • Leonid Bichevin
    Key Cast
  • Elena Safonova
    Key Cast
  • Vladimir Ilyin
    Key Cast
  • Alena Babenko
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Жили-были мы
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    drama, family, children
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 34 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Raw
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Okno v Evropu
    Russian Federation
    August 6, 2016
    First public screening
    Special Jury Prize
Distribution Information
  • Studia 1 A
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Anna Tchernakova

Born in St.Petersbourg, Russia.

Trained as a film director in the acclaimed National Film Institute (VGIK) in Moscow, Anna Tchernakova works as a writer, film director and producer. Her films have been featured at international film festivals, including Moscow, Tokyo and Montreal. She has worked and lived in Russia, Canada and UK. Her credits include features: 'The Cherry Orchard' (Russia, 1993), 'Season of Mists' (UK-Russia, 2008), "Death in Pince-Nez or Our Chekhov" (2010, Russia), “Dog’s Paradise’ (2013, Russia), “A Tale of Us’ (2016, Russia), a one-hour drama, 'Last Summer' (May Street Group and CBC, Canada, 2000), an animation ‘Sea and Stars’ (the National Film Board of Canada, 2002) and several documentaries.

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