a series of animations from soviet/russia by Yuri Norstein and Francheska Yarbusova
Featuring animations by and a documentary film about Yuri Norstein and Francheska Yarbusova
There were supposed to be only 10 screenings planned for the mini moving image week: Tương tương ngộ ngộ cá kho tộ, ngộ ngộ tương tương đậu kho tương. However, on the second day of the week, Lê Xuân Tiến decided to arrange another screening taking place on the second to last day of the week, inviting friends near and far to come and enjoy the series of animations by a Soviet/Russian couple: director Yuri Norstein and art director Francheska Yarbusova.
Yuri Norstein and Francheska Yarbusova, Fox and Rabbit (1973) | 12:00
As the winter passes and spring comes, the fox takes over the rabbit’s house. Rabbit cries and asks for help from the gray wolf, the misha bear and a cow; However, all are afraid of the fox’s temper, which made the rabbit even more disheartened.
Yuri Norstein and Francheska Yarbusova, Heron and Crane (1974) | 10:00
A love story between a heron and a crane.
Yuri Norstein and Francheska Yarbusova, The Hedgehog in the Mist (1975) | 10:00
Based on a children’s story by Sergei Kozlov, “the hedgehog went to visit his bear friend, on the way he got lost in the thick fog, there were horses, dogs, owls and fishes.”
Yuri Norstein and Francheska Yarbusova, Tale of Tales (1979) | 28:00
Accompanying the little wolf, viewers are led through vast and distant memories, memories of the whole country of Russia.
Yuri Norstein and Francheska Yarbusova, Winter Days (2003) | excerpt, ~3:00
Winter Days is an anthology of animated films adapted from the 1684 renku series of the same name by poet Matsuo Basho. Similar to the way the verse is composed, the 36 stanzas of the poetry collection were animated by 35 different animators independently, each of whom was asked to contribute at least 30 seconds of visuals. Yuri Norstein is the initiator of this anthology.
Youtube channel ‘Atrocity Guide’, The Animators Who Spent 40 Years On A Single Film (2022) | 45:00
In 1980, two famous Russian animators Yuri Norstein and Francheska Yarbusova together embarked on an animated film called “The Overcoat”, based on the short story of the same name by Author Nikolai Gogol. After 40 years of work, the film is still unfinished.