Russia, 2020, 78mn 
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Мелодия струнного дерева


 The Melody of a String Tree

 Mélodie d'un arbre à cordes

Directed by : Irina EVTEYEVA (Ирина ЕВТЕЕВА)
Writing credits : Irina EVTEYEVA (Ирина ЕВТЕЕВА)
Vladimir KOCHEVOY (Владимир КОШЕВОЙ)
Vladimir AJAMOV (Владимир АДЖАМОВ)
Mariya LEVAI (Мария ЛЕВАЙ)
Denis ALIEV (Денис АЛИЕВ)
Vadim GUSEV (Вадим ГУСЕВ)
Cinematography : Valery MYULGAUT (Валерий МЮЛЬГАУТ)
Production design : Irina EVTEYEVA (Ирина ЕВТЕЕВА), Natalya KOCHERGINA (Наталия КОЧЕРГИНА)
Music : Andrey SIGLE (Андрей СИГЛЕ)
Produced by : Andrey SIGLE (Андрей СИГЛЕ)
Companies : PROLINE FILM
Site : IMDb

Awards :
Best Animation film "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2021

Plot synopsis
“The Melody of a String Tree” is a film-dilogy about the journey of the poet Velimir Khlebnikov and his ‘ka’ (double). In Ancient Egyptian mythology, ka is a vital essence in the shape of a person, which exists separately from its ‘master’. It is an immortal double that accompanies the poet through his creations and through time. On the one hand, this is the story of Pharaon Echnaton, who gives the protagonist, the Poet, his ka. On the other hand, this is the love story of Layla and Medlum, the heroes of Khlebnikov’s eponymous poem. Like stars from the east and the west, they meet in the sky. The action of the film takes place in Petrograd during the Great War. However, Khlebnikov’s heroes freely move in different times and spaces. They appear in Ancient Egypt, they find themselves in the trenches of the war, they are attracted by Malevich’s Black Square, where amazing karmic transformations happen to them.

Irina Evteeva: The Melody of String Tree (Melodiia strunnogo dereva, 2020), Laura PONTIERI, Kinokultura, 2022

Selected in the following festivals :
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2021
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2021
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2020