Russia, 1912, 11mn 
Black and white, silent, animation
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Месть кинематографического оператора


 La Vengeance du ciné-opérateur

 Mest kinematograficheskogo operatora

Directed by : Ladislas STAREWICH (Ладислас СТАРЕВИЧ)
Writing credits : Ladislas STAREWICH (Ладислас СТАРЕВИЧ)
Cinematography : Ladislas STAREWICH (Ладислас СТАРЕВИЧ)
Production design : Ladislas STAREWICH (Ладислас СТАРЕВИЧ)
Produced by : Aleksandr KHANZHONKOV (Александр ХАНЖОНКОВ)
Production : A. Khanjonkov & C°
Release date in Russia : 27/10/1912

Plot synopsis
An early classic about adultery in the insect kingdom from the great animation pioneer: a married beetle is filmed in a compromising situation by a jealous grasshopper; the beetle is later compromised when he takes his (also adulterous) wife to the movies and sees the final results.
Kent Jones,

Commentaries and bibliography
La période russe de Ladislas Starewitch, Léona Béatrice MARTIN-STAREVITCH, François MARTIN,, 2022
L’univers fabuleux de Ladislas Starewitch, Catherine GERY, Presses de l'Inalco, 2016

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Russian or Soviet animated films (1906-1991), (France), 2023
- Animated film directors. Russia-USSR 1906-1991, (France), 2023
- International Leipzig Festival for documentary and animated film, Leipzig (Germany), 2012
- Rуtrospective Pavel Lungin at the Cinémathèque de Nice, Nice (France), 2010
- Festival du Film de Beauvais, Beauvais (France), 2010
- International Festival of Contemporary Cinema «Zavtra / 2morrow», Moscow (Russia), 2008
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2008
- Europalia Russia 2005, Brussels (Belgium), 2005

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