Andrey KHRZHANOVSKY
Андрей ХРЖАНОВСКИЙ
Andreï KHRJANOVSKI
Russia, 2002, 26mn 
Colour, black and white, animation
Poltora kota
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Полтора кота

 

 A Cat and a Half

 Un chat et demi

 
Directed by : Andrey KHRZHANOVSKY (Андрей ХРЖАНОВСКИЙ)
Writing credits : Yuri ARABOV (Юрий АРАБОВ), Andrey KHRZHANOVSKY (Андрей ХРЖАНОВСКИЙ)
Cinematography : Aleksey FEDOROV (Алексей ФЕДОРОВ)
Production design : Aleksandr BOYM (Александр БОЙМ), Natalya KRIVULYA (Наталия КРИВУЛЯ)
Produced by : Dmitry YURKOV (Дмитрий ЮРКОВ)
Companies : DAGO Co - LIMITED COMPANY
Release Date in Russia : 0000-00-
 

Awards :
Best Animation film "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2003

Plot synopsis
Anna Akhmatova’s cat was so lively and active that she used to call him “a cat and a half” and add: “Don’t you think he looks like Iosif?”
The film (which genre its authors defines as “sketches”) is devoted to life of Iosif Brodskiy before he was deported from Russia in 1972.
Lyric-epic tale about a poet and his alter-ego, a cat with which they travel together through time and the fates of each other, finding reflections in the waters of their beloved and native town.
The film is based on the writings and drawings of Brodskiy and on materials from unique photographic archive.
 

commentaries
Путешествия в пространстве культуры. Наталья Кривуля о методе Хржановского, Natalya KRIVULYA, chapaev.media, 2009
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- BCF. The Big Cartoon Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2011
- International Leipzig Festival for documentary and animated film, Leipzig (Germany), 2009
- Kyiv International Film Festival 'Molodist', Kiev (Ukraine), 2009
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2003

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