My Tickets
The fair-trade ticketing company.

Aleksandr Ptushko - The Sword and the Dragon (Ilya Muromets)

Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA

Sales have ended for this event.

Wed Jul 10: 7.30pm
Thu Jul 11: 7.30pm
Fri Jul 12: 7.30pm
Sat Jul 13: 4.30pm, 7.30pm
Sun Jul 14: 4.30pm

(Aleksandr Ptushko, Soviet Union, 1956, 87 min, in Russian with English subtitles)

Legendary fantasy filmmaker Aleksandr Ptushkos sweeping, visual effects-filled epic is one of his most enchanting achievements: a stunning CinemaScope ballad of heroic medieval knights, ruthless Tugar invaders, wind demons and three-headed fire-breathing dragons. The film stars Boris Andreyev as the bogatyr (warrior) Ilya, a mythic figure in the Kyivan Rus culture that pre-dated both modern Ukraine and Russia (much of the films action is set in Kyiv, and Ilyas relics are held today in the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra monastery). Based on a series of famous byliny (oral epics), the film follows Ilya as he wages a decades-long battle against the Tugars who threaten his homeland, kidnap his wife and raise his own son to fight against him.

Ptushko began his career in the 1930s and went on to become a combination of Walt Disney, Ray Harryhausen and Mario Bava for his dazzling, bejeweled fantasies including The Stone Flower, Sadko, Sampo and Ruslan & Ludmila. The first Cinemascope film produced in the Soviet Union, Ilya Muromets was released in a truncated, dubbed version in the U.S. at the height of the Cold War as The Sword and the Dragon, which downplayed the epic poetry and lyricism of the original. The film has been restored in 4K for its first-ever official U.S. release in its original form by Deaf Crocodile, in association with Seagull Films.

  Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
United States
Map is loading...

First: Wednesday Jul 10, 2024 7:30 PM
Last: Sunday Jul 14, 2024 4:30 PM

$7.00 - $14.00


More Info
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

  Ticketing, concessions, cinemas, restrooms, and our public edit lab are located on Northwest Film Forum's ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible. We have a limited number of assistive listening devices available for programs hosted in our larger theater, Cinema 1. These devices are maintained by the Technical Director, and can be requested at the ticketing and concessions counter. The Forum does NOT have assistive devices for the visually impaired, and is not (yet) a scent-free venue. Our commitment to increasing access for our audiences is ongoing, and we welcome all public input on the subject! If you have additional specific questions about accessibility at our venue, please contact our Patron Services Manager at

[English]   Español   Français
© Brown Paper Tickets, LLC - 1-800-838-3006
Standard Website
Terms of Usage | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy
How do I get paid? Learn about our new Secured Funds Program!