Yelizaveta MANOKHINA
Елизавета МАНОХИНА
Russia, 2011, 7.25mn 
Colour, animation
The Absent-minded Wizard
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Рассеянный волшебник


 Le Magicien distrait

 Rasseyannyy volshebnik

Directed by : Polina MANOKHINA (Полина МАНОХИНА), Yelizaveta MANOKHINA (Елизавета МАНОХИНА)
Writing credits : Yelizaveta MANOKHINA (Елизавета МАНОХИНА), Polina MANOKHINA (Полина МАНОХИНА), Vladimir OGORODNIKOV (Владимир ОГОРОДНИКОВ)
Production design : Larisa FEDOTYEVA (Лариса ФЕДОТЬЕВА), Mariya KULAGINA (Мария КУЛАГИНА), Yelizaveta MANOKHINA (Елизавета МАНОХИНА), Polina MANOKHINA (Полина МАНОХИНА)
Production : VGIK

Plot synopsis
Eager to showcase his magic abilities, a brilliant but absent-minded scientist turns a horse into a cat. As a result a fantastic creature is born. It is a horsecat. During the day the horsecat works in the field as a usual horse and at night sleeps on the stove. One day the magician restores her back to her horse looks. But is it the same horse as before?

Selected in the following festivals :
- Multivision festival, St Petersburg (Russia), 2012
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Great Cartoon Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Open Russian Festival of Animated Film, Suzdal (Russia), 2012
- Open Film Festival for students and beginners, Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Short Film Festival "ARTkino", Moscow (Russia), 2011
- International Festival-Workshop of Film Schools, “Kinoproba”, Yekaterinburg (Russia), 2011