Release Date: January 19th, 2007
DVD Release Date: May 22nd, 2007
PG-13|1 hr 37 min
Abandoned by his mother, 6-year-old Vanya (Kolya Spiridonov) lives in an orphanage run by a greedy woman (Mariya Kuznetsova) and her cruel lover (Nikolai Reutov). Vanya decides to run away and find his mother after a wealthy Italian couple offer to buy him and after observing that the older children in the home survive by stealing or prostitution. He faces many dangers on his journey, including the pair at the orphanage who tried to sell him.
Director: Andrey Kravchuk
Production Co: Lenfilm Studio
Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics