Russia, 2012, 5mn 
Without Words, animation
The mole at the sea
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Крот на море


 La Taupe à la mer

 Krot na more

Directed by : Anna KADYKOVA (Анна КАДЫКОВА)

Awards :
Best Animation film International Film Festival VGIK, Moscow (Russia), 2012

Plot synopsis
Everyone’s off to the seaside – by car, truck and train. Not wanting to miss out, the mole starts digging. When he gets there it’s nice and quiet with just a few crabs and a sailing boat to keep him company. But then the hordes arrive. And no matter where he pops his head out of the sand, there’s no room for a mole any more. It’s not until night time, when the moon shines on all the leftover rubbish, that things quieten down again. A cheery, delicately drawn animation.

Commentaries and bibliography
RUSSIA BEYOND: Pas besoin de sous-titres: les dix meilleurs films d'animation courts venus de Russie, Alexandra GOUZEVA, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2018

Selected in the following festivals :
- International Animated Film Festival of Brussels : Anima, Brussels (Belgium), 2017
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2017
- Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Zlin (Czech Republic), 2013
- International Short film Festival Oberhausen, Oberhausen (Germany), 2013
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 2013
- Monstra. Lisbon animated film festival, Lisbon (Portugal), 2013
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2013
- Debut National Film Festival "Dvijenie", Omsk (Russia), 2013
- Open Film Festival for students and beginners, Moscow (Russia), 2013
- Open Russian Festival of Animated Film, Suzdal (Russia), 2013
- Festival des Films de Russie et d'Ailleurs, Geneva - Lausanne (Switzerland), 2013
- Moscow Short Film Festival ''Debut Movie'' : MSFF, Moscow (Russia), 2012
- International Festival-Workshop of Film Schools, “Kinoproba”, Yekaterinburg (Russia), 2012
- International Film Festival VGIK, Moscow (Russia), 2012
- BCF. The Big Cartoon Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2012

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