The Greek television channel ERT3 acquired the rights to show the series Hozhdenie po Mukam (The Road to Calvary). The 12-episode feature film premiered on NTV in November 2017 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Great October Revolution. The international premiere of the series was held earlier in Cannes at the annual MIPCOM television market. Dori Media Group is handling the distribution of the project abroad.
Hozhdenie po Mukam is the screen adaptation of an epic novel of the same name by Alexey Tolstoy, which tells about the groundbreaking events that shook Russia from 1914 to 1919. The main roles in the series - the Bulaviny sisters - were played by Yuliya Snigir and Anya Chipovskaya.
Dasha Bulavina (Anya Chipovskaya) comes from her hometown Samara to St. Petersburg to study law. She lives with her older sister Katya (Yuliya Snigir) and her husband, lawyer Nikolay Smokovnikov. As Dasha discovers the lives of the Northern capital’s creative bohemians, she is charmed by a young poet Alexey Bessonov. But one evening the calm family life falls apart: it turns out that Bessonov has stolen the heart of her married sister. After the infidelity is revealed, the spouses go their separate ways while Dasha meets Ivan Telegin (Leonid Bichevin), an engineer from the Baltic factory.
“Hozhdenie po Mukam, one of the flagship projects for NTV, symbolizes a new quality level of our series production. It’s no wonder that it was simply fantastically received at the last MIPCOM film market. Dori Media told us that the series drew great interest and we hope to witness its success in Greece as well as in other countries in the next few months. We hope that the Greek audience will appreciate the atmosphere of the Russian Revolution, which marked a turning point in the history of the country,” said Timur Weinstein, chief producer of NTV television company.
At the moment, negotiations are ongoing to acquire the rights to show the series Hozhdenie po Mukam in more than 10 countries.