Little Moscow

Release date: 28-11-2008
Director: Waldemar Krzystek

written & directed by Waldemar Krzystek director of photography Tomasz Dobrowolski PSC music by Zbigniew Karnecki production design by Tadeusz Kosarewicz costume design by Małgorzata Zacharska editing by Marek „Mulny” Mulica sound by Wacław Pilkowski production manager Małgorzata Jurczak

cast Svetlana Khodchenkova (Wiera / Wiera’s daughter), Lesław Żurek (Michał), Dmitri Ulyanov (Jura), Jurij Ickov (propaganda officer), Aleksei Gorbunov (comrade), Artyom Tkachenko (Sajat), Elena Leszczyńska (Nane), Przemysław Bluszcz (Bala), Henryk Niebudek (priest), Andrzej Grabowski (Wolniewicz)

produced by Skorpion Art, Chełmska 21 apt. 612, 00-724 Warsaw, phone/fax +48 22 841 61 71, e-mail co-produced by Banana Split Poland, Wielicka 40, 02-657 Warsaw, phone +48 22 852 24 94, fax +48 22 852 24 90, e-mail; Telewizja Poland – Film Agency, Woronicza 17, 00-999 Warsaw, phone +48 22 547 81 67, +48 22 547 42 25, e-mail producer Paweł Rakowski executive producer Małgorzata Jurczak co-financing Polish Film Institute; Marshal Office of Lower Silesia distributed by Syrena Films, Królowej Marysieńki 20, 02-954 Warsaw, phone +48 22 550 11 70; fax +48 22 885 41 00, e-mail world sales Skorpion Art, phone +48 22 841 61 71, e-mail; Telewizja Poland SA, phone +48 22 547 61 39, fax +48 22 547 75 83, e-mail
35 mm, Cinemascope, colour, Dolby Digital EX, 114′
Poland 2008


“Little Moscow” was the name given to Legnica where a garrison of the Soviet Red Army had been located since 1945. In the 1960s, every other inhabitant of Legnica was Russian. This is a true story about a forbidden love between a married Russian woman and a young officer of the Polish People’s Republic Army.


Waldemar Krzystek
Born in 1953. Director and scriptwriter. Graduated from the Polish philology at the University of Wrocław and directing at the Radio and Television Department of the University of Silesia. Director and scriptwriter of numerous feature films, TV films and series; producer of documentaries and TV plays for the TV Theatre. Laureate of numerous awards at film festivals in Poland and abroad.


Feature filmography
1984: Propinquity (Powinowactwo, tv); 1987: Suspended (W zawieszeniu); 1989: The Last Ferry (Ostatni prom); 1992: Dismissed from Life (Zwolnieni z życia); 1994: Polish Death (Poland śmierć); 2000: Sales (Nie ma zmiłuj); 2008: Little Moscow (Mała Moskwa)



  • 33rd Polish Film Festival, Gdynia 2008 – The Golden Lions; Best Actress Award, TVP Programme Committee Prize, TVP Chairman Prize