Film Details

The Bottomless Bag
  • Russian Federation

Film Synopsis

Winner Timofey Lobov and Pyotr Dukhovskoi for The Bottomless Bag (Meshok Bez Dna), Achievement in Cinematography, 2017

The script of The Bottomless Bag is inspired by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa’s story In a Grove. The plot takes place during the reign of Russian Emperor Alexander II. A lady-in-waiting is telling the prince in his palace a metaphysical fairytale, set in the 13th century and revolving around the mysterious murder of the Tsar’s son in the forest. The characters in the fable – witnesses to this violent crime – narrate different versions of the events, shedding light on what really happened


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