Aleksandr PETROV
Александр ПЕТРОВ
Aleksandr PETROV
Russia, 1996, 10mn 
Colour, animation
The Mermaid
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Directed by : Aleksandr PETROV (Александр ПЕТРОВ)
Writing credits : Marina VISNHEVETSKAYA (Марина ВИШНЕВЕЦКАЯ)
Production design : Aleksandr PETROV (Александр ПЕТРОВ)
Produced by : Aleksandr GERASIMOV (Александр ГЕРАСИМОВ), Aleksandr PETROV (Александр ПЕТРОВ), Dmitry YURKOV (Дмитрий ЮРКОВ)
Animation : Aleksandr PETROV (Александр ПЕТРОВ)
Production : School-studio 'SHAR', Rys-Studio, OOO, Panorama
format : 35 mm

Awards :
Prix du Jury à Annecy, 1997

Plot synopsis
In this animated short, a mermaid returns from the dead to avenge her life, but finds the one who betrayed her has long since retired from the world to atone for his sins. Two years in the making and nominated for an Academy Award this carefully crafted film was created through the technique of oil painting on glass.
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Selected in the following festivals :
- Monstra. Lisbon animated film festival, Lisbon (Portugal), 2013
- International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2013
- Festival international de cinéma d'animation de Meknes : FICAM, Meknes (Morocco), 2011
- Soirées du cinéma russe de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (France), 2010
- Festival international du film d'Amiens, Amiens (France), 2010
- International Film Festival : Pacific Meridians, Vladivostok (Russia), 2009
- Festival de films "Pour éveiller les regards", Aubervilliers (France), 2007
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2003
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 1997
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1996

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