Ivan IVANOV-VANO
Иван ИВАНОВ-ВАНО
Ivan IVANOV-VANO
Yuri NORSTEIN
Юрий НОРШТЕЙН
Youri NORSTEIN
USSR, 1971, 10mn 
Colour, animation
The Battle of Kerzhenets
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Сеча при Керженце

 

 La Bataille de Kerjenets

 Secha pri Kerzhentse

 
Directed by : Ivan IVANOV-VANO (Иван ИВАНОВ-ВАНО), Yuri NORSTEIN (Юрий НОРШТЕЙН)
Writing credits : Ivan IVANOV-VANO (Иван ИВАНОВ-ВАНО)
Cinematography : Vladimir SARUKHANOV (Владимир САРУХАНОВ)
Production design : Marina SOKOLOVA (Марина СОКОЛОВА)
Sound : Boris FILCHIKOV (Борис ФИЛЬЧИКОВ)
Production : Soyuzmultfilm
 

Plot synopsis
The story is based on the legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh (made into a 4-act opera by Rimsky-Korsakov in 1907), which disappears under the waters of a lake to escape an attack by the Mongols.
The film uses Russian frescoes and paintings from the 14th-16th centuries (which are animated using 2-dimensional stop motion animation).
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2018
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2015
- Kawamoto - Norstein : Le marionnettiste et le peintre-animateur au Forum des Images, Paris (France), 2012
- Hommage au cinéma Russe et aux Studios Soyouzmoultfilm à la Cinémathèque française, Paris (France), 2010
- Fête du cinéma d'animation, Different cities (France), 2010
- Russian Chronicle, Paris (France), 2010
- BCF. The Big Cartoon Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2008

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