The Two moons, three sons

Genre: drama
Production director: Roman Balayan

Written by: Marina Mareyeva
Director of Photography: Bogdan Verzhbitsky
Production Designer: Aleksei Levchenko
Music by: Vadim Khrapachyov
Sound Producers: Bogdan Mikhnevich, Viktor Bryunchugin
Costume Designer: Tatyana Solovyova
Script Editors: Alla Vlasova, Anna Kagarlitskaya
Executive producers: Mikhail Zilberman, Vladimir Oseledchik
Producers: Igor Tolstunov, Alexander Rodnyansky
Cast: Vladimir Mashkov, Elena Shevchenko, Ada Rogovtseva, Konstantin Stepankov
Produced by: NTV-PROFIT, Studio 1+1 (Ukraine), “Illusion Films” (Ukraine), the State Cinema Committee of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Cultural Affairs of the Ukraine, Mir kino


This story takes place in Moscow nowadays where an archeologist Aleksey is a step away from getting his PHD in science. He is a charming young man with southern blood in his veins. All of a sudden a great misfortune befalls his serene life: his younger brother, who fought with separatists, perishes at war. Being completely stressed out Aleksey founds out that his brother died at the hand of a contract soldier who lives in Moscow; Aleksey tracks the murderer down in a yard of his house. There he gets acquainted with a neighbor of the contract employee, a young woman named Vera. Soon they start an affair. Vera does her best to ease his pain that torches Aleksey since the day he learnt the truth about his brother’s death. Nevertheless, when our hero goes to the length of murder, the fate deals everything in its own way. The contract soldier commits a suicide; Vera almost dies trying to shield Aleksey...


1998: TheStalker International Film Festival - the capital prize
1998: The International Film Festival “Baltic Pearl” – “Best actress” (Elena Shevchenko)

Participation in festivals

1998: The Stalker International Film Festival, Moscow
1998: The International Film Festival “Baltic Pearl”
1998: The Open Russian Film Festival “Kinotavr”, Sochi (comp)
1998: The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic (comp)
1998: The International Film Festival “Festival of Festivals”, St. Petersburg
1998: The NYCIFF, USA
1999: The International Film Festival “Films about war”, Moscow