Vileika ghost is ready for international film competition
Yelena Turova’s Kinderville Ghost feature-length film, shot by Belarusfilm Studio and based on an idea by Oscar Wilde, is to open the competition programme of the Listapadzik Children’s and Young People’s Film Festival: part of the 20th Listapad Minsk International Film Festival.
The Kinderville Ghost combines dark humour with horror, fantasy and melodrama, while aiming to suit family audiences. Premiering at the festival, the film features Belarusian actors Vyacheslav Pavlut, Roman Podolyako, Alesya Samokhovets, and Valentin Glushko. The soundtrack is by well-known Belarusian composer Vladimir Kondrusevich who, several years ago, created the score for a cartoon based on Oscar Wilde’s Canterville Ghost.
The plot explores the adventures of energetic producer Kostik and his family, after they inherit an ancient manor in the Vileika District, with a dark family secret. To raise funds, the family launch a theme park called Kinderville but soon find themselves facing a real ghost.
Producer Yelena Turova tells us,“It’s a heart-warming tale of the younger generation facing past mistakes. It encourages us to think about family values and to take responsibility for those close to us. The film is packed with humour, music, stunts, computer animation and special effects.”
Ms. Turova has produced several animated and fiction films for Belarusfilm National Film Studio, as well as writing scripts. She is also a poet and pop song writer. Born in Mogilev, she is related to film producer Victor Turov and actress Svetlana Turova and has won numerous children’s film festivals. In 2007, she shot New Year Adventures in July and, in 2010, Ryzhik in Wonderland: both for young audiences.