The film takes place in two conditional “worlds“ separated with symbolic gates. World first is modern, the 21st century, where life is in full swing. World second is a kind of “magic“ tale space with all its attributes, such as luxurious palaces, amazing clothes, harems, intrigues and wizards.
Production: KRASNY KVADRAT CINEMA, RUSSIAN PROJECT STUDIO, 2014
Directed by: Aleksandr Kott
Written by: Anna Kozlova
Cast: Saera Safari, Aleksey Frandetti, Aleksandr Golubkov, Ela Sanko, Ramil Sabitov, Nodar Siradze
Operator: Eduard Melnikov
Composer: Anton Schwartz
The film is shot by Aleksandr Kott as written by Anna Kozlova.
“1001“ is an attempt to re-read the well-known stories and fairy tales of 1001 nights, says the script-writer Anna Kozlova. “We tried to avoid any unambiguity; this is not a fairy tale, and not reality. And, as I like to think, a mind game... The story of a woman dissatisfied with her appearance, her life, her destiny, which finds refuge in a fantasy world. But this fantasy world also lives by its own laws; here are its heroes and its villains. When leaving it, the heroine finds the strength to build her real life, and, of course, changes herself...“