Proshkin's latest a 'Miracle'


MOSCOW -- Director Alexander Proshkin, known for the Soviet-era hit "Cold Summer of 1953" and such big-budget adaptations of classic Russian literature as Alexander Pushkin's "The Captain's Daughter," has begun lensing "The Miracle."

Slated for a 2009 premiere, the film is Proshkin's fourth collaboration with Central Partnership, Russia's largest indie producer/distributor. The film revolves around an alleged incident in 1956 Samara, in which a young woman who danced with a religious icon was frozen into immobility. Screenwriter Yuri Arabov penned the screenplay.

The production began filming Saturday in the Tula region near Moscow.