Folktale. Adapted by Greg Palmer. From the Russian folktale Fenist, the Bright Falcon.
Cast: 3m., 3w. The Falcon was originally created in Soviet Georgia. As one of the best-loved children's stories among peoples of Russia, this funny, romantic adventure has echoes of both Snow White and Cinderella. Anna is to marry Tevdore, a solid farm boy next door. Into their engagement party comes a storyteller, offering glimpses of a different, enchanting world. He speaks of another Anna who possesses a magic falcon feather that turns into Fenist, a prince. When Fenist is driven off by Anna's jealous sisters and captured by a powerful Tsarevna, Anna sets off to rescue him, aided by a magic ball and three mysterious sisters. Eventually, the real Anna must decide between the security of Tevdore or the adventure of Fenist. One set. Russian or Soviet Georgia folk costumes. Approximate running time: 65 minutes.