FIRST YULIYA PERESILD
IMAGES AS EMPRESS ELIZABETH
Here is an exclusive for you today, my spylings: you are the first one to see, outside of sweet mother Russia, the first images of wildly gorgeous Yuliya Peresild as empress Elizabeth of Russia. The images are from the
upcoming new historical movie THE EMPRESSES (Императрицы) directed and penned by famous Andrey Kravchuk who previously gave us glorious epic movies The Admiral, Viking, Union of Salvation and Peter I: The Last Tsar (with this film effectively being the sequel or a continuation of that one). As you know Elisabeth or Elizaveta was the daughter of Peter the Great, but it took her almost two decades to inherit her father's throne as the period after his death was marked by a long turmoil which saw four people ruling Russia, among them three women, including Elisabeth's mother Catherine I who was the first ever empress of Russia. After ascending to the throne finally in 1741 at the age of 33, Elisabeth ruled the vast empire for almost two decades and was then succeeded by her daughter in law Catherine the Great. Scheduled to premiere on October 26th, the film also stars Ivan Kolesnikov as Peter I, Igor Gordin, Anna Ukolova, Eduard Orlov and others.
|Yuliya Peresild as Elizabeth of Russia
THE STORY OF THE FILM
After the death of Peter the Great, the era of palace coups begins - a time of intrigue and a struggle for power. Little Elizabeth already knows that the world is not a wish-granting factory. She is not destined to become the queen of France, because after the death of Peter I, Louis XV breaks all past agreements. And for the throne of the Russian Empire there is a real struggle, and no one even jokingly considers the candidacy of the young princess. The movie will show how the empire changed along with the change of heads of state. Why did it turn out to be an impossible task for many to continue the work of Peter I? What price will Elizabeth Petrovna, the youngest daughter of the great monarch, have to pay to take her place in history? And what can a woman on the throne give Russia? The title of the film is in plural because it will also cover the rule of Catherine I (Kseniya Utekhina) and Anna Ivanovna. After the rule of Peter the Great, Russia was ruled for 70 years by women, even though before him there were no females at the throne. Stay tuned as I will be covering more international period set projects in the upcoming weeks.
RYURIK EPIC SERIES
ON FIRST RUSSIAN DYNASTY
|Ryrik will be an eight part historical saga