MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 36,398 this week

The Scarlet Flower (1978)
"Alenkiy tsvetochek" (original title)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 164 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Lev Durov is a merchant, living in a fairytale Russia of hundreds of years ago. When he is making a journey to market, his three daughters each ask for a present to be brought back. But a ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story) (as S.T. Aksakov) ,
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 29 titles
created 03 May 2012
 
a list of 76 titles
created 25 Sep 2012
 
a list of 27 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 28 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 28 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Scarlet Flower (1978)

The Scarlet Flower (1978) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Scarlet Flower.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

It's about a frog that's a big Henry winkler fan competing in the worlds first corn dog and lasagna eating contest and TYLER Curtis Duncan was a voice extra in it

Director: Aleksandr Rou
Stars: Olga Yukina, Tatyana Yukina, Tatyana Barysheva
Frosty (1964)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A fairy-tale about a conceited young man and a young woman with a tyrannical step-mother, who must overcome magical trials in order to be together.

Director: Aleksandr Rou
Stars: Aleksandr Khvylya, Natalya Sedykh, Eduard Izotov
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Aleksandr Ptushko
Stars: Vladimir Andreyev, Larisa Golubkina, Oleg Vidov
Animation | Fantasy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

When the Snow Queen, a lonely and powerful fairy, kidnaps the human boy Kay, his best friend Gerda must overcome many obstacles on her journey to rescue him..

Director: Lev Atamanov
Stars: Vladimir Gribkov, Yanina Zhejmo, Anna Komolova
Baba Yaga (1973)
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A long time ago a splendid deer with golden antlers lived in the woods, always protecting the poor and weak and disdaining evil. In a little village nearby the woods widow Yevdokya lived ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Rou
Stars: Raisa Ryazanova, Vera Altayskaya, Volodya Belov
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Boris Rytsarev
Stars: Andrey Podoshian, Irina Malysheva, Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy
Family | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Once upon a time there was a prince, Jaroslav, who's two other brothers had fallen in love with a beautiful and yet mysterious princess from a painting. His brothers had gone far away to ... See full summary »

Director: Antonín Moskalyk
Stars: Libuse Safránková, Pavel Trávnícek, Ludek Munzar
Drama | Fantasy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Life changes dramatically for Czech housemaid Cinderella when the house driver gives her three magical hazel nuts.

Director: Václav Vorlícek
Stars: Libuse Safránková, Pavel Trávnícek, Carola Braunbock
Family | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Martin Fric
Stars: Frantisek Smolík, Martin Ruzek, Marie Kyselková
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An old soldier helps a young boy find his mother, who's been kidnapped to the magical underwater kingdom in a remote Russian lake.

Director: Aleksandr Rou
Stars: Mikhail Kuznetsov, Viktor Perevalov, Anatoli Kubatsky
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A brave prince wants to win the heart of a stubborn princess by finding the singing, ringing tree for her. He finally locates it in the magical realm of an evil dwarf who offers him a deal:... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Stefani
Stars: Christel Bodenstein, Charles Hans Vogt, Eckart Dux
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Three veterans are given magic artifacts by elves that can magically create gold, servants and any other object. They encounter greedy characters and one of them falls in love with a princess.

Director: Oldrich Lipský
Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Petr Cepek, Josef Somr
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Marina Ilyichyova ...
Aljona
Lev Durov ...
Merchant
Alla Demidova ...
Auberin
Aleksey Chernov ...
Old Man
Aleksandr Abdulov ...
Prince
Valentin Gneushev
Olga Korytkovskaya ...
Arina
Yelena Vodolazova
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valentin Gneuschov ...
Jegorka
Edit

Storyline

Lev Durov is a merchant, living in a fairytale Russia of hundreds of years ago. When he is making a journey to market, his three daughters each ask for a present to be brought back. But a magic spell is cast on him, and they need to go and find him. In doing so, one falls in love with a tree-spirit, who turns out to be an enchanted prince... Written by Hazel Freeman <hazel@sabrina.demon.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Family | Fantasy

Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

25 August 1978 (Soviet Union)  »

Also Known As:

The Scarlet Flower  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A lovely Soviet take on the Beauty and the Beast story
4 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The 1952 animated version by Soyuzmultfilm personally is superior, but both do justice to such a great story. The special effects here are not mind-blowing, sometimes a little crude. The film is very fairy-tale-like in its detail and atmosphere, it is lovely to look at and the colours are appropriately moody with striking colour tinges. The music is both ethereal and haunting, while the writing is never too sophisticated or childish, if anything it's gentle with a good sense of mood conveyed. The story is simple and leisurely and for the better, fairy-tales are better adapted like that in my opinion, contrary to what's been said before there is a sense of mystery and magic here though more convincing in the 1952 animated version. The ending is very heartfelt. The acting is noble, generally natural and not too theatrical, while the direction is solid and doesn't allow the storytelling to get too limp. In conclusion, not quite as good as the 1952 animation but lovely still. 8/10 Bethany Cox


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Scarlet Flower (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?