Yury Sergeev's co-production "This poor, poor Paul" has won the top award of the international producer's film festival held in the Black Sea resort of Yalta, in Crimea, August 1 through 7.
The award-winning movie explores the life story of Russian Emperor Paul I, portrayed by actor Viktor Sukhorukov.
Special prizes went to Ukraine's Nikolai Mashchenko (for the picture "Bogdan-Zinovy Khmelnitsky") and Russia's Svetlana Druzhinina (for "The Emperor's Second Bride").
In all, the Yalta festival featured twenty motion pictures, including eleven as part of the competition program.
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