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The Great Journey of Mikolaj Krzysztof "The Orphan" Radziwill

Film about one of the facets of the existence of the Radziwills in Belarus - the burial tradition of the magnate family. The permission to set up a crypt in the basement room of the church of God’s body in Nesvizh was personally received from Pope Nicholas Christopher Radzivill Orphan in the 16th century. Over the centuries, the Nesvizh crypt is placed on a par with the dynastic tombs of the Habsburgs and the Bourbons, the royal families of Europe. Today there are 72 sarcophagi. The film is a fascinating and informative movement in time and space, based on the intrigue of the orphan's journey through Europe and his pilgrimage to Egypt and the Holy Land, as well as the secret burial grounds of the Nesvizhskaya crypt. Through all these peripetias, we feel belonging to one of the most interesting pages of Belarusian history.

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The film is a fascinating and informative movement in time and space, based on the intrigue of the Mikolaj Krzysztof Orphan's journey through Europe and his

  • Yury Timofeev
  • Yury Timofeev
  • Marina Danekina
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    «Большое путешествие князя Николая Христофора Радзивилла Сиротки»
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Genres:
    science, research, anthropology
  • Runtime:
    52 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
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    Austria, Belarus, Egypt, France, Italy, Lithuania, Poland
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  • Student Project:
  • Diploma for "Best Director" Forum "International Film Assembly on the Dnieper - 2019" (Ukraine)
Distribution Information
  • Studio National Belarusfilm
Director Biography - Yury Timofeev

YURY TIMOFEYEV was born on February, 25, 1977 in Minsk, Belarus.
Graduated from Minsk architectural and building training college in 1996.
In 2006 graduated from Belarusian State Academy of Arts.
Has been working at the National Film Studio «Belarusfilm» since 2008.
The winner of international film festivals.
Director Filmography
Agmen, 2017
Galshansky castle. The moment, 2016
Piper, 2015
Step over the water, 2013
Gone region, 2012

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