USSR, 1979, 29mn 
Colour, animation
Skazka skazok
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 Tale of Tales

 Le Conte des contes

Directed by : Yuri NORSTEIN (Юрий НОРШТЕЙН)
Writing credits : Yuri NORSTEIN (Юрий НОРШТЕЙН), Lyudmila PETRUSHEVSKAYA (Людмила ПЕТРУШЕВСКАЯ)
Aleksandr KALYAGIN (Александр КАЛЯГИН) ...Voix du petit loup
Cinematography : Igor SKIDAN-BOSIN (Игорь СКИДАН-БОСИН)
Production design : Francheska YARBUSOVA (Франческа ЯРБУСОВА)
Music : Mikhail MEEROVICH (Михаил МЕЕРОВИЧ)
Companies : Soyuzmultfilm

Awards :
Couronné "Meilleur film d'animation de tous les temps et de tous les pays" par l'Académie de l'Art Cinématographique et Acifa, Hollywood, Los Angeles (USA), 1984
Grand Prix au Festival international du cinéma à Lille (France), 1980
Prix de la critique internationale (FIPRESSI), 1980
1er Prix du Festival international du cinéma à Ottawa (Canada), 1980
Grand Prix du Festivla de Zagreb (Yougoslavie), 1980

Plot synopsis
Tale of Tales, like Tarkovsky's Mirror, attempts to structure itself like a human memory. Memories are not recalled in neat chronological order; instead, they are recalled by the association of one thing with another, which means that any attempt to put memory on film cannot be told like a conventional narrative. The film is thus made up of a series of related sequences whose scenes are interspersed between each other. One of the primary themes involves war, with particular emphasis on the enormous losses the Soviet Union suffered on the Eastern Front during World War II. Several recurring characters and their interactions make up a large part of the film, such as the poet, the little girl and the bull, the little boy and the crows, the dancers and the soldiers, and especially the little grey wolf (Russian: се́ренький волчо́к, syeryenkiy volchok). Another symbol connecting nearly all of these different themes are green apples (which may symbolize life, hope, or potential).
Yuriy Norshteyn wrote in Iskusstvo Kino magazine that the film is "about simple concepts that give you the strength to live."[2]
Source : http://en.wikipedia.org

Les dix dessins animés russes les plus primés, Nikolaï KORNATSKI, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2024
Les dix dessins animés russes les plus primés, Nikolaï KORNATSKI, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2024
10 Great Movies Recommended by Hayao Miyazaki, Luc HAASBROEK, collider.com, 2023
50 dessins animés ayant marqué l’histoire du cinéma russe et soviétique (vidéos), Maria TOKMACHEVA, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2023
RUSSIA BEYOND : Dix films d'animation russes à découvrir absolument, Richard WESS, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2020
Youri Norstein: «Je ne suis pas en accord avec mon époque», Alexandra BAZDENKOVA, Interview, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2017
Les six films d’animation les plus connus des studios Soyouzmoultfilm, Maria TERECHTCHENKO, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2016
Yuri Norstein And Tale of Tales: An Animator's Journey, Clare KITSON, Indiana University Press, 2005

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Europe around Europe, Paris (France), 2024
- Russian or Soviet animated films (1906-1991), kinoglaz.fr (France), 2023
- Animated film directors. Russia-USSR 1906-1991, kinoglaz.fr (France), 2023
- L'Etrange Festival, Paris (France), 2017
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2016
- Russian Film Festival For Another Russia, Paris (France), 2015
- Kawamoto - Norstein : Le marionnettiste et le peintre-animateur au Forum des Images, Paris (France), 2012
- International Film Festival of the Commonwealth Countries "Moscow Premiere", Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Les Maîtres de l'animation russe à Saint Seurin sur l'Isle, Saint Seurin sur l'Isle (France), 2010
- Rуtrospective Pavel Lungin at the Cinémathèque de Nice, Nice (France), 2010
- Week end de cinéma russe au Bono, Le Bono (France), 2010
- International Film Festival "Ciné Junior", Val de Marne (France), 2010
- Europe around Europe, Paris (France), 2009
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2009
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 2009
- BCF. The Big Cartoon Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2009
- International Film Festival of the Commonwealth Countries "Moscow Premiere", Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Tokyo International Film Festival : TIFF, Tokyo (Japan), 2000