USSR, 1974, 10mn 
Colour, animation
Tsaplya i Zuravl
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Цапля и Журавль


 The Heron and the Crane

 Le Héron et la Cigogne

Directed by : Yuri NORSTEIN (Юрий НОРШТЕЙН)
Writing credits : Roman KACHANOV (Роман КАЧАНОВ), Yuri NORSTEIN (Юрий НОРШТЕЙН)
Cinematography : Aleksandr ZHUKOVSKY (Александр ЖУКОВСКИЙ)
Production design : Francheska YARBUSOVA (Франческа ЯРБУСОВА)
Animation : Yuri NORSTEIN (Юрий НОРШТЕЙН)
Companies : Soyuzmultfilm

Plot synopsis
This short film by Yuri Norstein tells the story of two would-be lovers, Heron and Crane, whose pride and self-importance continually prevent them from accepting each other's proposals of marriage, despite their desire for each other.

Selected in the following festivals :
- My first Festival, Paris (France), 2019
- Festival de films russes Kinorama au cinéma Royal de Biarritz, Biarritz (France), 2018
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2016
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2015
- Kawamoto - Norstein : Le marionnettiste et le peintre-animateur au Forum des Images, Paris (France), 2012
- International Film Festival : Pacific Meridians, Vladivostok (Russia), 2012
- Week end de cinéma russe au Bono, Le Bono (France), 2010
- International Film Festival "Ciné Junior", Val de Marne (France), 2010
- Great Cartoon Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2008