Strange Russian fairy tale dealing with a boy and a girl who go through the strangest situations to be with one another. The boy is transformed by a Mushroom Pixie into a bear, and almost baked by an evil witch who controls trees. The girl is given the Cinderella treatment by her mother and her sister who is jealous of her long braided hair. Jack Frost himself doesn’t appear until late in the movie. —IMDb
Alexander Arturovich Rou (Russian spelling, English spelling may be “Rowe”) (Russian: Александр Артурович Роу, 24 February [O.S. 11 February] 1906 – 28 December 1973) was a Soviet film director, People’s Artist of RSFSR (1968). He worked primarily in fairy-tale genre.
He was born to Irish father (Arthur Rowe) and Russian mother, hence the unusual family name. Since 1930 worked at Mezhrabpomfilm as an assistant director to Yakov Protazanov on the films Marionettes (1934) and Without Dowry (1937) as well as with other directors.
Since 1937 worked at the studio “Soyuzdetfilm”, later known as Gorky Film Studio —Wikipedia