Russian Film Symposium 2021: Representation and the Reel

Animation Shorts

Expired May 14, 2021 5:30 PM
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This panel presents films by six contemporary Russian animators: Svetlana Andrianova, Nina Bisyarina, Liana Makaryan, Leonid Shmel’kov, Dina Velikovskaya, and Varia Yakovleva. They belong to different generations of auteurs, and in their work, they use different styles and techniques. All of these techniques, however, including the weightless lines in Dina Velikovskaya's Ties, minimalistic drawings of Svetlana Andrianova’s Lucky Ticket and Once upon a Time There Was a House, schematic watercolors of Nina Bisyarina’s How Much Does the Cloud Weigh?, rustic cut-outs of Varia Yakovleva’s Anna, Cat-and-Mouse, and post-impressionistic Lola the Living Potato by Leonid Shmelkov, celebrate the limitless potential of animation to create imagery. What also unites these different films is their exploration of relationships—at the focus of all of them is the topic of connectivity with others and with the world. These films are not intended for children's audiences.

  • Runtime
    90 minutes