The much-anticipated movie adaptation of “The Story of Palma”, which is an emotional true story that continues to be told by many people about a dog that waited for her owner at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport for two years.
It debuted as the No. 1 movie on the first week of its release in Russia, was shown at the Moscow International Film Festival, and is gaining international acclaim such as by winning the Grand Prix at the Viva Russia International Film Festival, the People and Dogs Acting Award at the Orenburg International Film Festival, and the Grand Prix and Special Composition Award at the Golden Phoenix Film Festival.
The main character, a boy named Kolya, is played by Leonid Basov, who is in a leading role for the first time. The seasoned cast includes Aleksandr Domogarov, who is a leading actor of Russia, and Viktor Dobronravov, who starred in “T-34”, playing supporting roles.
The Japanese cast includes Hiroyuki Watanabe, Tomoko Fujita, Anastasia Shiga (making her first appearance in a movie), Mitsu Dan, and Junko Abe. sFigure skater Alina Zagitova also makes an appearance as herself.