Moviestar, moviestar – Kosteniuk film premieres

by ChessBase
9/17/2003 – We all know that Alexandra Kosteniuk is women's vice champion of the world, a photo model and internationally famous chess babe. Add movie star to that list. Sasha played in a main role in a Russian film, directed by the famous Stanislav Govorukhin. We bring you new pictures and a video preview...

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Finally the great day arrived, the movie premiered in the Pushkinsky, one of Moscow's most famous movie theatres. The movie is called "Blagoslovite zhenshinu" in Russian, which translates to "Bless the Woman". It is a beautiful and emotional love story of a Russian woman during the war period, from 1935 to 1957.

The movie poster lists Alexandra as one of the "Main actors"

The main actress, a beautiful Russian girl (Svetlana Khodchenkova) is not even 18 and gets married to an officer just before the war starts. They don't know what fate will bring them. Alexandra in the movie is the daughter of the best friend of the main actress. We see Alexandra when she just was born, as she grows up and mostly when she is 16-17.

Svetlana Khodchenkova and Alexandra Kosteniuk in the film

A scene from "Blagoslovite zhenshinu" (Bless the Woman)

The movie is 1 hour and 50 minutes in length (later this year it will also come out in a longer TV version, a mini-series with four installments). Since September 4th is is being shown in a great number of movie theaters in Russia.

Bill boards all over Moscow with the new movie

Alexandra Kosteniuk in front of the Pushkinsky Theater, the
most famous in Moscow, where the best movies premiere

Alexandra, mother Natalya and sister Oxana at the Premiere

Movie star Svetlana Khodchenkova with Alexandra Kosteniuk

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