France, 2003, 65mn 
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 Les Contes de l'horloge magique


Directed by : Ladislas STAREWICH (Ладислас СТАРЕВИЧ)
Sites : Page Allociné, page IMDb
Release date in France : 2003-12-10, Site

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Doriane films. 2019. Titre : L'Horloge magique

Plot synopsis
This film brings together three animated short films directed by Ladislas Starewitch between 1924 and 1928.
The little singer on the streets: Singing under the windows of the rich to earn a living, the little singer finds the one who had dared to drive her out of her house. Thanks to the monkey who accompanies her, she will eventually recover this house.
The little parade: At night, in a house, objects come to life. And now the nutcracker would like to join the dancer of the music box. But she is already in love with a toy soldier ...
The Magic Clock: The young apprentice of a watchmaker after making a magic clock falls in love with a Knight. They will have to overcome the dragon before they can unite with the blessing of the Gods of Water and Earth.   

At the beginning of the film, we see a large clock at the top of which come alive three automata: a monkey, a dancer and a jester. Nina, the watchmaker's little girl, begins to dream that she becomes street singer, ballerina, and princess in search of her beautiful knight.

Commentaries and bibliography
Les Contes de l'horloge magique de Ladislas Starewitch, Olivier BITOUN,, 2006

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Cinéma russe à Montbéliard, Montbéliard (France), 2010
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 2003-12-10

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