Synopsis by Perry Seibert
Irina Povolotskaya's The Scarlet Flower is based on a fairy tale by Russian writer A. Aksakov that was influenced by the traditional story of Beauty and the Beast. The plot begins when a father must leave on a trip and promises to return with gifts for each of his three daughters. The youngest daughter asks for a scarlet flower that she saw in a dream. The father finds the flower, but it is on the property of a terrible forest creature who takes him as a prisoner. The youngest daughter tracks her father down, earns his freedom, and eventually falls in love with the beast who is transformed into a handsome prince.
beast, girl, castle, father, flowers