Contemporary Russian Animation
May 24, 2007 10:08 AM   Subscribe

The Other Side - A funny short film by Mikhail Aldashin, one of the most talented Russian contemporary animation directors.
posted by vronsky (10 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Oh, contemporary. I was about 5 minutes through it, marveling at how modern (and Western) some of it was, before I realized it was just drawn to be old-timey. Neat.
posted by DU at 10:27 AM on May 24, 2007



....killer ending!
posted by Jody Tresidder at 11:00 AM on May 24, 2007

Very nice! I really loved the first reveal of the outside world... I could watch this stuff all day.
posted by Drexen at 11:25 AM on May 24, 2007

Very nice!

I wish I knew what language the voiceover at the end was; it sure as hell wasn't Russian. (Aldashin is from Tuapse, but I doubt it's Adyghe/Circassian. Not much of an audience for that.)
posted by languagehat at 11:26 AM on May 24, 2007

Quite clever, thanks!
posted by dbiedny at 12:09 PM on May 24, 2007

That was fabulous, thank you vronsky. I was eager to see more of his work and found one more - this kelleh aka kelle from 1988 is also quite charming.
posted by madamjujujive at 2:04 PM on May 24, 2007

The noble earth pushing peasant is exploited the world over by the voracious and hedonistic aristocrat. It's an old story.

Thanks for the post!
posted by oneirodynia at 3:14 PM on May 24, 2007

Awesome stuff, thanks for posting!
posted by po at 5:29 PM on May 24, 2007

So enjoyed that. Charming film. Wish I could find much of anything about the artist on the web. Tried to use what I think is the Cyrillic for Mikhail Aldashin, Алдашин Михаил. All I could find were this great blog packed with YouTube gems, ferlix, and this site in Russian, multiskazka, which looks like it has a number of contemporary Russian animations.
posted by nickyskye at 10:16 PM on May 27, 2007

posted by eritain at 5:55 AM on May 28, 2007

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