The 20th century is just around the corner. In winter, St. Petersburg transforms into a fairy tale-like wonderland where frozen rivers and canals serve as the iced-over roads and bustle with skaters and markets. The city is home to 18-year-old Matvey who works as an ice-skating delivery boy at a local bakery. The son of a poor lamplighter, his only treasure is a pair of silver-plated skates he inherited from his father. When he is unjustly fired he joins a gang of pickpockets who work the canals, led by the revolutionary-minded Alex. Meanwhile, a high-ranking official's daughter Alisa feels like a prisoner in her father's mansion. She dreams of studying science which goes against her father's conservative views on a woman's role in society. One day their paths cross.
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Michael Lockshin— Director
Petr Anurov, Leonid Vereshchagin, Anton Zlatopolskiy, Nikita Mikhalkov, Rafael Minasbekyan, Grigoriy Stoyalov— Prodecrers
Alexander Gorokhov, Ekaterina Averina— VFX-producers
Alexey Uskov— VFX-supervisor
Anna Oyner— VFX-coordinator
Kinoslovo, TriTe Studio, Central Partnership, Russia 1, CGF, supported by Fond kino