Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari
Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari

Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari

Director Alexey Fedorchenko

Production year 2012

Length 106min.

Country Russia


This is a collection of portraits, something of a “film-calendar”: 23 short stories about the Marij women, a sort of Decameron suspended between magic and realism, in which the Autonomus Republic of the Marij El serves as a backdrop for the collective history of a people of ancient tradition. A journey into a misterious and unknown part of the world.


Grigori Gorin prize for best script, Cinematography award, Diploma of Guild of Film Critics of Russia | Kontavr IFF, Sochi, Russia, 2013


Alexey Fedorchenko
Alexey Fedorchenko



Dmitry Vorobyov, Alexey Fedorchenko


Denis Osokin

Director of Photography

Shandor Berkeshi

Production designer

Zorikato Dorzhiev, Artyom Khabibulin

Music by

Andrey Karasyov


Timofey Shestakov


Roman Vazhenin


Sergey Tregubov, Yulia Aug, Yana Yesipovich, Vasili Domrachov

Production company(ies)

February 29th

Alexey Fedorchenko

A Russian writer and director. He made his directorial debut in 2002 with the documentary David which received, among various accolades, the Grand Prix at the Stockholm Film Festival. After making his award-winning docu-fiction film First on the Moon (2005), which received a Venice Horizons Documentary Award, Fedorchenko founded production company February 29th Productions.


David (2002, doc.), Children of White Grave (2003, doc.), The First on the Moon (2005), Shosho (2006), Railway (2008), Banya Day (2008), Shuvgey Wind (2009, doc.), Oatmeal (2010), Australia (2012, doc), Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari (2012).

FILMS 2013