The Fatherless

Genre: comedy / romance
Production director: Vladimir Mashkov

Written by: Oleg Antonov

Director of Photography: Nickolay Nemolyayev

Production Designer: Aleksandr Borovsky

Music by: Sergey Bondarenko
Costume Designer: Ekaterina Kotova
Sound Producer: Ekaterina Popova-Evans
Film Editor: Vera Kruglova
Script Editor: Anna Kagarlitskaya
General Producer: Igor Tolstunov
Producer: Sergey Kozlov

Produced by: NTV-PROFIT

Cast: Valentin Gaft, Lev Durov, Oleg Tabakov, Elena Shevchenko, Nikolay Fomenko, Viktor Pavlov, Mikhail Filipchuk


A young teacher Nastya in order to find her farther after her mother’s death publishes an unsent letter of her mother to someone named Pavel. She could not even think that on the New Years Eve three no ordinary men under this name would show up in her village. However it is not easy for the groom, Kolyan: now his bride has three "fathers" at once…


1998:InternationalChildren's Film Festival “Artek” - “Best actress” (Elena Shevchenko), “Best actor” (Nikolay Fomenko), “Best supporting actor” (Mikhail Filipchuk), the capital prize of the Grand Children Jury “The very very best” and “The most exciting movie” award


1998: “the Golden Cockerel-98” in the category “Actress of the year” (Elena Shevchenko)

Participation in festivals

1998: The InternationalChildren's Film Festival “Artek”, the Crimea

1998: The Open Russian Film Festival “Kinotavr”, Sochi (debut awards)

1988: The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic