«Don’t look for the strength that is stronger than yours; look for the good that is better than yours».

The movie is based on the epos of Ossetia. An old legend told by a grandfather to his grandson, about the proud and strong people of  Narta. Puppets in costumes: a self-willed beauty, noble and strong man, fair gods tell us the story of the rival of strength and art, pride and love.

Festivals and awards

  • Prize for best animation movie at Moscow Film Festival of  Slavic and orthodox people «Zolotoy Vityaz»  (Russia, 2000)
  • Prize of jury at  Russian Film festival «Literature and Films»   in  Gatchina for «Best movie about love»  (Russia, 2000)
  • Grand-Prix of children's animation movies  festival «Golden Fish»  (Russia, 1999)
  • Grand-Prix at Russian festival of visual arts «Orlyonok»  (Russia, 1999)
  • 2nd prize at III International festival of full-length animation  movies in Kechkemet (Hungary, 1999)
  • Special prize for puppet multiplication at «ANIMA» film festival (Belgium, 1999)
  • Special prize of  jury for «Development of national epos in puppet animation»  at V Russian festival of animation in Tarus (Russia, 1999)
  •  Prize for «Audacious attempt to conquer the heights of Ossetic epos» at Moscow film festival «KROK» (Ukraine, 1999)

Additional Info

  • Producer(s): Lidia Gapuzova, Alexey Guskov, Sergey Zernov
  • Script : Lidia Gapuzova, Viktor Genkin
  • Composer : Zhanna Plieva, Yuriy Pryalkin
  • Executive producer: Mikhail Tumelya
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Genre: puppet animation
  • Country of origin: Russia, 1998
  • Director of photography: Alexander Betev
  • Production director : Dmitriy Surinovich
  • Animator: Anna Lysyatova, Stanislav Speranskiy, Tatiana Yatsina, Mikhail Tumelya
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