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Church of Film presents....THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA

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Church of Film presents....THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA

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THE PRINCESS & THE PEA is a dreamy Soviet fairy tale film full of beautiful designs and effects, and more than a little satirical and modernist tweaks.

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THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA
Director: 
Boris Rytsarev
Country: 
Soviet Union
Year: 
1977
Runtime: 
89 minutes

A fair young prince is cast out into the world to search for a princess to woo. He comes across a few interesting ladies, but between the mesmerizing troll kings, mechanical music boxes, and a myriad of contests and trials, he's unable to secure a proper match. Maybe that was waiting at home for him all along, and the answer to everything may lie in a tiny pea!