The film “White Angel” is devoted to life and death of the Grand Duchess Elizaveta Fedorovna Romanova. The idea of creation and the final scene came to me five years ago, and all this time I’ve been thinking on it. It happens to me very rarely – when I see a specific movie scenes of the future, especially with some details.
On July 18, 1918, Grand Duchess Elizaveta Fyodorovna was killed by the Bolsheviks: dropped into the shaft near Alapaevsk, together with her faithful assistant nun Varvara (Yakovleva), Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich Romanov, four young princes and assistant Remezov. Now she is Russian Orthodox Saint.