Yuri CHERENKOV
Юрий ЧЕРЕНКОВ
Youri TCHERENKOV
Zoya TROFIMOVA
Зоя ТРОФИМОВА
Zoïa TROFIMOVA
Russia, 2008, 14mn 
Colour, animation
Nikita the Tanner
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Никита Кожемяка

 

 Nikita le tanneur

 Nikita Kozhemyaka

 
Directed by : Yuri CHERENKOV (Юрий ЧЕРЕНКОВ), Zoya TROFIMOVA (Зоя ТРОФИМОВА)
Writing credits : Zoya TROFIMOVA (Зоя ТРОФИМОВА)
Production design : Zoya TROFIMOVA (Зоя ТРОФИМОВА)
Produced by : Igor GELASHVILI (Игорь ГЕЛАШВИЛИ)
Production : Animation Studio Pilot
 
format : Video

Plot synopsis
The Dragon (mythological monster) was gained not by a fairy-tale hero, but by a usual craftsman. However, Nick couldn’t take that monster by force. Having fought the Dragon continuously for three days he understood that the monster was very strong and evil, but doom and avaricious, too. This fact helped Nick to decoy the Dragon into the sea. The Dragon sank and turned into a turtle. After the victory Nick returns to his favourite job. However, he doesn’t get any profit. He liberates his people from extortion and brings back the prince’s young wife. And he also liberates Baba-Yaga.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Cinessonne : Festival du cinéma européen en Essonne, A l'affiche dans plusieurs villes (France), 2012
- Festival international du film de La Roche sur Yon, La Roche sur Yon (France), 2012
- Festival international de cinéma d'animation de Meknes : FICAM, Meknes (Morocco), 2011
- Annecy International Animation Festival, Annecy (France), 2010
- Cairo International Film Festival for Children, Cairo (Egypt), 2009
- Open Russian Festival of Animated Film, Suzdal (Russia), 2009
- Message to Man : International Short, Documentary and Animated Film Festival, St Petersburg (Russia), 2009
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2009