Heart of Parma

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Heart of Parma
Russian: Сердце Пармы
Directed byAnton Megerdichev
Produced by
  • Igor Tolstunov
  • Darya Lavrova
  • Vlad Riashyn
  • Filipp Brusnikin
  • Anton Zlatopolskiy (ru)
Written by
Based onHeart of Parma (ru)
by Alexei Ivanov
CinematographySergey Astakhov
Running time
110 minutes
Budget610 million RUB

Heart of Parma (Russian: Сердце Пармы) is a upcoming Russian historical drama film directed by Anton Megerdichev, the historical novel "Heart of Parma" (ru) was published in 2003, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Alexei Ivanov, the book is based on the events of the 15th century and talks about the conquest of Great Perm by Moscow, the film stars Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Yevgeny Mironov, Fyodor Bondarchuk, Aleksey Rozin, Elena Erbakova, and Sergei Puskepalis joining the cast.

The filming period began in the summer of 2019 for the shooting, the Perm Krai and the Moscow Oblast were selected. Unique scenery were built on the banks of the Usva and Kosva rivers: wooden and stone cities, fortresses, stilt houses.[2][3][4]


The film takes place in the 15th century in the Ural, which Moscow troops want to capture. Mikhail, Prince of Great Perm with the help of local residents and old gods will try to fight back.[5]

The history of the confrontation between two worlds: the Grand Duchy of Moscow and the Ural Parma, the ancient Perm lands inhabited by pagans. Here heroes and ghosts, princes and shamans, Voguls and Muscovites will clash. At the center of the conflict of civilizations is the fate of the Russian prince Mikhail, who fell in love with the young Tiche, a witch-lamia capable of taking on the form of a lynx. Passion for the pagan and fidelity to forbidden love, a campaign against the Voguls, bloody battles and a short peace, the battle between Muscovy and Parma, the hero will face trials in which it is not so terrible to part with life as to commit treason.




On March 21, 2019, at the pitching of the film companies leading the Cinema Foundation of Russia, producer Igor Tolstunov announced the cast of the film adaptation of Alexei Ivanov's novel Heart of Parma, which will be directed by Anton Megerdichev, responsible for the film Going Vertical (2017).


So, the main role - Prince Mikhail - will be played by Aleksandr Kuznetsov, known for the films The Scythian. His wife - Tiche - will be played by Elena Erbakova, an actress from Ulan-Ude, for her this will be a film debut. The role of Bishop Jonah went to Yevgeny Mironov, and the role of Grand Duke Ivan III will be played by Fyodor Bondarchuk.


The production budget of the film is estimated at 610 million rubles.


  1. ^ "Igor Tolstunov Production Company (PROFIT)". IMDb.
  2. ^ На съемках фильма «Сердце Пармы» незаконно вырубили лес парка «Пермский»
  3. ^ Режиссер Антон Мегердичев приступил к съемкам "Сердец пармы" в Пермском крае
  4. ^ Антон Мегердичев приступил к съемкам «Сердца Пармы»
  5. ^ Сердце Пармы

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