Oxana CHERKASOVA
Оксана ЧЕРКАСОВА
Oksana TCHERKASSOVA
Russia, 1995, 8mn 
Colour, animation
Nurka's bath
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Нюркина баня

 

 Le Bain de Niourka

 Nyurkina banya

 
Directed by : Oxana CHERKASOVA (Оксана ЧЕРКАСОВА)
Writing credits : Nadezhda KOZHUSHANAIA (Надежда КОЖУШАНАЯ)
Cinematography : Vsevolod KIREYEV (Всеволод КИРЕЕВ), Sergey RESHETNIKOV (Сергей РЕШЕТНИКОВ)
Production design : Andrei ZOLOTUKHIN (Андрей ЗОЛОТУХИН)
Sound : Nadezhda SHESTAKOVA (Надежда ШЕСТАКОВА)
Produced by : Aleksandr GERASIMOV (Александр ГЕРАСИМОВ), Valentina KHIZHNYAKOVA (Валентина ХИЖНЯКОВА)
Production : School-studio 'SHAR'
 
format : 35 mm

Awards :
The state prize of Russia, 1996
Grand-Prix ICF in Ashpinio, 1996
Jury prize ICF in Leipzig, 1996
Jury prize, “Krock-95”

Plot synopsis
A folk tale from the Urals: on the eve of the wedding old Mother Nyurka heats up the sauna. A steam bath is obligatory and it’s a matter of honour for the respective household spirit to give the whole wedding company their long overdue thrashing. After the wild chase, Nyurka calms the goblin, feeds him and wishes the bridal couple a happy future. Ralph Eue
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- International Leipzig Festival for documentary and animated film, Leipzig (Germany), 2020
- Russian Chronicle, Paris (France), 2010
- Fête du cinéma d'animation, Different cities (France), 2010