Prince is Back
(59 minutes) Russia
Director/Producer: Marina Goldovskaya
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Prince is Back is the story of one mans uncompromising
fight to achieve his dream against all odds. The documentary chronicles
Russian Prince Eugene Mesherskys struggle to resurrect his
life while restoring his castle to its former glory in a tiny village
outside of Moscow. Through the eyes of his tenant, his friends and
his neighbors we get a rare account of what life is like for Russian
people tucked away from the medias eye. The castles
ruins are a metaphor for the House of Russia, its shattered
dreams, ongoing struggle, and commitment to a better future. Ultimately,
however, the story is a universal one about human resilience.
Goldovskaya, is one of Russias best known documentary filmmakers.
She has made twenty nine films as director, cinematographer and
writer and fifty TV Programs as director of photography for Austrian,
French, German, Russian and US Television. Ms. Goldovskaya has been
teaching Documentary Filmmaking around the world since 1969. In
1993, she became a professor at the University of California Los
Angeles School of Film and Television. Her film credits include
award wining Solovky Power about the horrors of Soviet Concentration
camps and A Taste for Freedom about Glasnost, which she made
for Turner Television.