Silver Skates

1899, the Christmas-time St.Petersburg. Ice-covered rivers and canals of the capital seethe with festive activities. On the eve of the new century those who should not be destined to meet, come together. They are people from different worlds: Matvey, the son of a lamplighter, whose only treasure is his silver-plated skates; Alice is the daughter of a high-ranking official dreaming of science. Each of them has his own difficult life-story, but having accidentally met they rush forward together in pursuit of their dreams.

  • Released: 2020-12-10
  • Runtime: 136 minutes
  • Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
  • Stars: Fedor Fedotov, Sonia Priss, Aleksey Guskov, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Severija Janušauskaitė, Kirill Zaytsev, Yuriy Borisov, Aleksandra Revenko, Timofey Tribuntsev, Sergey Koltakov, Yan Reshetnikov, Denis Lavant, Cathy Belton, Vasily Kopeikin, Vera Pleshanova, Mikhail Shelomentsev, Dmitry Lysenkov, Arkadiy Koval, Dmitriy Murashev, Valeriy Kukhareshin, Sergey Barkovsky, Denis Pyanov, Elena Rufanova, Sergey Zamorev, Evgeniy Kuzmin, Maxim Khanzhov, Kirill Frolov, Denis Kozinets, Anton Pulit, Aleksey Simonov, Sergey Trifonov, Игорь Павлов, Kirill Baloban, Yakov Petrov, Artyom Leshchik, Valery Smekalov, Tatyana Polonskaya, Egor Bakulin, Yana Pronina, Kirill Yakushenko
  • Director: Mikhail Lokshin
  • danreyessat - 2 August 2022
    A beautiful film!
    Fresh faces set In a Russian story beautifully told. Very romantic and wonderfully casted! A different country telling a story in a different language we can very much relate to. Beautifully filmed on what appears to be an iced lake. Can't wait to watch this again!
  • magnoliacream - 26 October 2021
    A Russian movie with Disney vibes
    In late 19th century Russia, ice-skating courier Matvey (Fyodor Fedotov), who just unfairly lost his job, joins a group of revolutionary thieves who dare him to climb up an aristocratic family's balcony that happens to adjoin the room of Alice (Sonya Priss), the daughter of the family. Thus did these two young people from different sides of the tracks meet.

    But this movie is not all about romance. It has action (mostly on skates) as well as socio-economic, political and girl empowerment messages. With beautiful winter scenes of St Petersburg as a backdrop, it gives off a Disneyesque atmosphere. It feels like a combination of Nutcracker, Oliver Twist and Downton Abbey.
  • panta-4 - 6 July 2021
    End of the XIX century Russian fairy tale in which two people from different social classes meet... one is an ice skating gang member who robs people for living, another one is a princess who reads "The Capital" from Karl Marx, and her father is legally robbing people... while his police beats those who complain!

    The cinematography of Russian winter atmosphere was absolutely fabulous. Well developed, fast paced, extra long, historically accurate as it could be, with a touch of the feminist developing at that time around the Court...

    Love story in a different setting and with a surreal feeling for most of us who rarely see snow. Beautiful!