Curated and presented by Dina Goder
Duration: 63 minutes
Only ten years ago the prospect for Russian animation seemed bleak. But in the early 2000s the state suddenly decided to support Russian animation and to promote production and training. Each year has seen more talented film students, and most of them are female. Their films are shown at international festivals, and studios are happy to hire them. Few of them are interested in fairy tales – a favorite genre in Soviet times – while social problems, family life and relationships are frequent themes. Classical literature and fine art also figure prominently in their works. The program presents graduation films and student works from the past three years.
Anna Shepilova, RU 2008, 11´53´´
The eyes of a moon girl reflect either falling stars or snow or childhood dreams that didn’t come true and show the collision between happiness and high aspirations, reality and destiny.
Maria Litvinova, RU 2008, 13´45´´
A musical story about how the world was saved by art, based on a poem by Daniil Kharms.
Ekaterina Kolosovskaya, RU 2009, 4´
An animation based on a poem by Aubrey Beardsley: the favorite barber of the royal family and his encounter with the king’s daughter.
Svetlana Tugaybey, RU 2011, 4´
A film about the relationships of men and women based on the paintings of Latin American artist Fernando Botero
Anna Artemyeva, RU 2010, 07´28´´
Mum is the strongest person. She can do anything, has time for everything and never leaves you when you are in trouble. A parable about a tough woman who saved everyone.
Vera Myakisheva, RU 2008, 08´30´´
A baby elephant is expecting his parents but the parents are expecting their grown-up child. A story about the lack of time.
Aleksandra Shadrina, RU 2011, 7´50´´
A great gale rages around two shy people, but also inside them. Love under adverse weather conditions.
Natalia Surinovich, RU 2010, 3´16´´
The story of a ballerina who learned to dance from her reflection.
Ekatherina Ovchinnikova / Tatiana Okruzhnova / Elena Petrova / Alina Ahyaeva / Natalia Pavlycheva / Maria Arkhipov , RU 2010, 2´40´´
One desired day of childhood, which is remembered again and again.