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Who is Vasilisa? Imagine the Rocky Horror Picture Show meets Alice in Wonderland, with superb comedic performances, funky hip hop music, vivid lightening and a fashionable creative set design.

What is Vasilisa about? Very simple no doubt! If you wanna get a girl, go to the forest and shoot an arrow. If you wanna get a beauty, pick up a frog. If you wanna keep her, hands off her frog suit. What!!! You couldn't keep your paws off?! Welcome to a world of losers! Now your only chance is to find a crazy witch and hope she will help you get your sweetheart back.

Elena Shatalova was born and raised in Moscow, and studied at the city's Academy for Directors before beginning her career as a director and screenwriter in 1994. Among her film credits are: Essentia (short, 1995), A Black Hat Under The Hot Sun (short, 1996) and the feature Vasilisa (2000).
Genre Adventure, Fantasy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2000
Director Elena Shatalova
Screenplay Elena Shatalova
Cinematography Maria Soloviera
Hans Funck
Klaus Doldinger, Beck, Moloko, Baby Fox
Cast Simon Verhoeven, Nina Hagen, Natalia Haritonova, Viktor Avilov
Production Company Cosmopolita Filmproduktion, Munich
Length 99 min
Format 35 mm, color
Dubbed Versions German
Original Version
Subtitled Version French
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals New York Independent Festival 2000 (in competition), Cannes 2000 (Cannes Junior), Chicago 2000 (Film and Video Festival), Pescara 2000, Munich 2000, Bellinzona 2000, Havana 2000
Awards Best Foreign Film 2000 New York
With backing from German Federal Film Board, BKM

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