Russia, 2010, 76mn 
Colour, animation
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Гадкий утёнок


 The Ugly Duckling

 Le Vilain petit canard

Directed by : Garri BARDIN (Гарри БАРДИН)
Writing credits : Garri BARDIN (Гарри БАРДИН)
Based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen
Vladimir KACHAN (Владимир КАЧАН) ...wild goose
Konstantin RAYKIN (Константин РАЙКИН)
Svetlana STEPCHENKO (Светлана СТЕПЧЕНКО) ...the ugly duckling
Cinematography : Ivan REMIZOV (Иван РЕМИЗОВ)
Music : Sergey ANASHKIN (Сергей АНАШКИН)
Produced by : Garri BARDIN (Гарри БАРДИН), Ilya ZAKHAROV (Илья ЗАХАРОВ)
Release Date in Russia : 19/08/2010
Sites : Page Allociné, page IMDb
Release date in France : 2011-11-02, Site

Awards :
Best Animation film "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2010

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Arte Video. 2012.
Langues : RU, FR; sous-titres : FR
Bonus :
- Les coulisses du tournage, 13 min.
- Les voix françaises, 7 min.

Plot synopsis
The Ugly Duckling, is a modern reworking of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale that is both amusing and sad at the same time in the director’s typical manner. In this large-scale production, which took several years to complete, the director employed many of his tried-and-tested techniques, which include the use of plasticine, puppets and more than four hundred dolls. As was the case in Bardin’s previousmovies, the music became an indispensable part of the story. The soundtrack is made up fromexcerpts fromballets byTchaikovsky that were specially arranged by the composer Sergey Anashkin and performed by the world-renowned orchestra of Vladimir Spivakov, while many famous Russian musical artistes agreed to voice the movie, including Spivakov himself, and members of the Jewish Choir of Michael Turetsky, which is very popular in Russia.

Le vilain petit canard,, 2012
Жоэль Шапрон : "Похоже, что Россия наконец решила заняться экспортом своих фильмов", Interview,, 2012
Joël Chapron : "La Russie semble avoir enfin décidé de prendre en main l’exportation de ses films", Interview,, 2012
Le Vilain petit canard : rencontre avec Garri Bardine !, Interview,, 2011
Le Vilain petit canard de Garri Bardine, Olivier PERE,, 2011
Garri Bardin: The Ugly Duckling (Gadkii utenok, 2010), Laura PONTIERI HLAVACEK,, 2011
The Ugly Duckling,, 2010

Selected in the following festivals :
- Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival : NIFF, Neuchâtel (Switzerland), 2021
- My first Festival, Paris (France), 2019
- Quinzaine du Cinéma Russe, Bourgouin Jallieu (France), 2017
- URuSSie. Panorama du cinéma russe d’hier et d’aujourd’hui, Penmarc'h (France), 2016
- Festival du film russe, Beirut (Lebanon), 2016
- Festival of Russian cinema in Nice, Nice (France), 2015
- Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Zlin (Czech Republic), 2013
- Film Festival " La vague russe", Bastia (France), 2013
- Trois Jours de cinéma russe à La Ciotat, La Ciotat (France), 2013
- Festival des Films de Russie et d'Ailleurs, Geneva - Lausanne (Switzerland), 2013
- Montreal International Film Festival for Children, Montreal (Canada), 2012
- Les rencontres culturelles Russenko, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre (France), 2012
- Festival de films russes Kinorama au cinéma Royal de Biarritz, Biarritz (France), 2012
- BCF. The Big Cartoon Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2012
- International Animated Film Festival of Brussels : Anima, Brussels (Belgium), 2011
- Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Sao Paulo (Brazil ), 2011
- International Film Festival "Ciné Junior", Val de Marne (France), 2011
- Fête du cinéma d'animation, Different cities (France), 2011
- Festival du Film de Beauvais, Beauvais (France), 2011
- Arras International Film Festival, Arras (France), 2011
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 2011-11-02
- Festival Pau ville russe, Pau (France), 2011
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2011
- Angers Festival Premiers Plans, Angers (France), 2011
- Marseille Russian Film Festival in Toursky, Marseille (France), 2011
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2011
- International Film Festival "Ciné Junior", Val de Marne (France), 2011
- Trieste Film Festival, Trieste (Italy), 2011
- Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2011
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2011
- Independant European Film Festival VOICES, Vologda (Russia), 2011
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2011
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2011
- Clevelant International Film Festival, Cleveland (USA), 2011
- Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver (Canada), 2010
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2010
- Russische Filmwoche in Berlin, Berlin (Germany), 2010
- International film festival "Fairy tale", Moscow (Russia), 2010
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2010
- Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya, Sitges (Spain), 2010
- Film Festival Locarno, Locarno (Switzerland), 2010
- Russian Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2010


GARI BARDINE par G. Chapdeville Philbert par sea40