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Film ID  ACE343
Title  Hello Dolly Goodbye Mummy. A fairy tale
Series  Sound on Film 2
Date  1996
Director  Margaret Williams
Production Company  MJW Productions
Synopsis  One of a series of films combining music and images: a dramatisation of the Russian folk-tale, Beautiful Vassilisa.
Minutes  15 min
Full synopsis  ACE343.2 (00:00:00 - 00:14:51)
Vasilissa, a little girl, with her parents, learning to ride her bicycle. Mother on deathbed gives Vasilissa a doll which sings to her. Funeral. Stepmother. Father practising golf indoors. Stepmother taunting Vasilissa; two stepsisters tearing up family photographs which show her real mother. Vasilissa and her Doll. Photographs miraculously repaired. She sees her father going out, but can’t leave her room as the stepsisters are pulling on the door from the other side. The Doll gets agitated. Stepmother and sisters pack Vasilissa into a large cardboard box and address it to Grandma Baba Yaga. Father arrives home. Vasilissa gets out of her box and finds grandmother pulling heads off baby dolls. Grandmother taunts her about being nervous of the dark and not having a mother to help her. Grandmother in her kitchen reading recipes for cooking children. The Doll prepares magical dinner for Grandmother who eats so much she falls over. Vasilissa runs away. Stepmother and sisters playing cards. Vasilissa, holding large kitchen knife, taunts them; wraps parcels. Father arrives home. Credits.

Full credits  Cast: Nick Herrett, Kelly West, Sian Stevenson, Kathryn Pogson, Daisy Pogson Browne, Cassie Dawson, Frankie McClory. Music Linda Hirst, Clive Williamson, Gerard Johnson, Chester Music; Camera & Lighting David Scott, Mick Duffield, Gary Willis, Paul Toley; Art Department Judith Stanley Smith, Loui Shaw, Jo Fletcher, Su Wyburgh; Production Andie Daniell, Justin Travers, Meredith Power, Mick Pantaleo; Editors John Middlewick, Allan Ford; Executive Producers for the BBC and the Arts Council Peter Maniura, Rodney Wilson; Writer Nick Herrett; Producer Anne Beresford; Composer Judith Weir; Director Margaret Williams. M J W Productions for BBC and the Arts Council of England. © BBC and the Arts Council of England MCMXCVI.
Watch segments  ACE343.2 (00:00:00 - 00:14:51)
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