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Aleksandr PETROV
Александр ПЕТРОВ
Aleksandr PETROV
Russia, 1992, 20 mn 
Colour, animation

Dream of a ridiculous man

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Сон смешного человека


 Le Songe d'un homme ridicule

 Son Smeshnogo cheloveka

Directed by : Aleksandr PETROV (Александр ПЕТРОВ)
Writing credits : Aleksandr PETROV (Александр ПЕТРОВ)
Cinematography : Sergey RESHETNIKOV (Сергей РЕШЕТНИКОВ)
Production design : Aleksandr PETROV (Александр ПЕТРОВ)
Music : Aleksandr RASKATOV (Александр РАСКАТОВ)
Animation : Aleksandr PETROV (Александр ПЕТРОВ)
Production : Sverdlovsk Studio, Rys

Awards :
1993 Annecy Best Short Film
1993 Stuttgart Grand Prize
1992 Ottawa Audience Award
1994 Hiroshima First Prize Short Film
1994 Moscow Special Jury Prize

Plot synopsis
This is a film version of the story by Fyodor Dostoevski. The protagonist decides to commit suicide. But at the last moment he falls asleep. He dreams of a perfect world where everything is peaceful and harmonious. However, his presence upsets the balance and creates a world of terror and hate. Is he delirious? Is it a hallucination?

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2018
- International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2013
- Festival international de cinéma d'animation de Meknes : FICAM, Meknes (Morocco), 2011
- Istanbul International Film Festival, Istanbul (Turkey), 2008

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