Leonid SHMELKOV
Леонид ШМЕЛЬКОВ
Leonid CHMELKOV
Russia / France, 2020, 15mn 
animation
Cucumbers
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Directed by : Leonid SHMELKOV (Леонид ШМЕЛЬКОВ)
Writing credits : Leonid SHMELKOV (Леонид ШМЕЛЬКОВ)
Production design : Leonid SHMELKOV (Леонид ШМЕЛЬКОВ)
Produced by : Andrey KHRZHANOVSKY (Андрей ХРЖАНОВСКИЙ), Nikolay MAKOVSKY (Николай МАКОВСКИЙ)
Production : School-studio 'SHAR'
 

Awards :
Best Short Film Open Russian Festival of Animated Film, Suzdal (Russia), 2022

Plot synopsis
It’s a funny story about a successful fashion photographer who suddenly went wrong. He ceases to get regular portraits. Instead of people there appear cucumbers only. It ruins his career. He falls into depression, looking for help from doctors and psychologists. But nothing really helps. There are more and more cucumbers and less and less sense in his life.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2023
- L'Etrange Festival, Paris (France), 2022
- Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Clermont Ferrand (France), 2022
- International Independent Film Festival IndieLisboa, Lisbon (Portugal), 2022
- BCF. The Big Cartoon Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2022
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2022
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2022
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2022
- Open Russian Festival of Animated Film, Suzdal (Russia), 2022
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival : PÖFF, Tallinn (Estonia), 2021