The plot revolves around events in the 13th century during the Mongol invasion of Rus. The main character is Evpaty Kolovrat, a Ryazan warrior and knight, who challenges Batu Khan’s horde.
The President was shown some of the props used in the making of the film: a sword, a shield, and costume elements – all hand-made.
Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky, film director Dzhanik Fayziev, lead actor Ilya Malakov and lead actress Polina Chernyshova also attended the screening.
The film will premiere in Russia on November 30.