Yolki 1914: TSAR CHRISTMAS Everything has changed, except for Christmas

100 years ago. The Russian Empire. From old to young, from aristocrats to peasants, in big cities and small villages, at grand celebrations, home parties and WWI front lines – everything was different. Apart from people. They had the same emotions and anxieties: awaiting Christmas with hopes and fears, with love and dreams, with happiness and joy! It's 1914. Russia just entered a war with Germany, and the Orthodox Church suggested that Christmas trees be banned as belonging to the Protestant tradition. Several people living in different Russian cities and belonging to different social classes join forces to defend the beloved Christmas’ symbol.

Production: Bazelevs

Distributor : Bazelevs Distribution

Release: 25.12.2014

  • Directors

    Timur Bekmambetov, Yuri Bykov, Dmitry Kiselev, Alexander Kott, Alexander Krapilovsky

  • Producer

    Timur Bekmambetov