• Feature
  • 2015
  • 76 Minutes
  • Ukraine
  • Language: Russian

1905. A Jewish Shtetl. Shimek and Buzya are two 10 year olds. Of course, she is a princess and he is a prince. They live in the same yard, in neighboring palaces. What Buzya really means to him, Shimek begins to understand only years later when, far away from home, he receives the news that Buzya is about to be married off.

Director: Eva Neymann

Screenwriter: Eva Neymann

Production Company: 1+1 Production



2015: 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Award of Ecumenical Jury- Special Mention

2015: Odessa International Film Festival, Golden Duke for Best Picture, Golden Duke for the Best Ukrainian feature

2015: Chicago International Film Festival

2015: Montreal Festival du nouveau cinema

2015: 40th Toronto International Film Festival

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Eva Neymann

Producer: Aleksander Tkachenko, Igor Kolomoisky

DOP / Camera: Rimmvydas Leipus

Editor: Pavel Zalesov

Sound: Alexander Shchepotin

Cast: Milena Tsibulskaya, Yevheniy Kogan, Arina Postolova-Tihipko, Arseniy Semenov


Eva Neymann

Eva Neymann, born in 1974, in Zaporozhje, Ukraine, studied law at the Philipps Universität in Marburg (1994-1998) and graduated in film directing from the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (2007). Eva directed three documentary and three feature films that have been screened and awarded at numerous international film festivals.

Short Films
Samri Otomri (2001)

Just Like Old Times (2004)
Das Meer sehen (2005)
God’s Ways (2007)

Feautre Films
At the River (2007)
House With a Turret (2012)
Song of Songs (2015)

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