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Сеча при Керженце [The battle of Kerzhenets] (1971)

Yuriy Norshteyn’s second endeavor is a medieval-looking cut-out stop-motion animation with glowing colours plus some evocative and nice-looking effects, even if the film taken as a whole is too limited and »empty« to have much staying power in my mind. … Continue reading

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Fox and the whale (2017)

A slow, low-key visual poem of sorts, meticulously animated in an appealing mix of 3D realism and rather extreme geometric stylization. The fox wanders aimlessly through breathtaking surroundings. Nothing much really happens storywise, but I still think I’ll keep this … Continue reading

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25-е – первый день [The 25th – the first day] (1968)

Fragments of Tatlin’s tower, billowing red flags, Shostakovich. Grey cubist cityscapes superimposed upon one another, with constructivist text. The swirling movement of the people is a rebellious dance impossible to stop. Capitalism, royalty, and religion are swept away by the … Continue reading

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Feed (2014)

Synthetic-looking short about an old woman on a picnic with a weird – and extremely hungry! – little creature. Rather odd. Maybe in my book of eating. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SRUIF528ik

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Dip’n’dance (2014)

Digital animation with a delightfully oldfashioned look matching an anachronistic story about faulty gadgets. The script works mostly as an excuse for drawing all kinds of fun stuff! Quite nice, though not in my book of short circuits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjGnktw_kR8

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Dave & the big heavy (2014)

Simple and potent use of symbolism elevates this otherwise ordinary tale of hardships and endurance. Nice and reasonably well-rounded for its short running time, though not in my book of weight.

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Jess & the mighty journey (2015)

A »True Story« moniker makes any script harder to criticize, but to be honest this does feel slightly simplistic. Otherwise execution is effective throughout, even if I do have issues with the rather weird design choice that has left characters … Continue reading

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