Gadkii Utenok / The Ugly Duckling
Garri BardinRussia / 2010 / 74' 0''
Europa Cinema, 12:11 h
Tuškanac Cinema, 13:00 h
Europa Cinema, 18:00 h
In a Russian poultry run, a cockerel discovers an enormous egg behind the fence. He discretely adds the egg to those in a nest of a nearby hen. The bird that hatches is very different from its sibling chicks, and is bullied by the others who have great fun humiliating him and excluding him from their ceremonies.
Garri Bardin (1941) graduated from V. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko Drama School under M. Gorky. In 1975 he started working as an animation film director at Soyuzmultfilm Studios where he made 15 films in 15 years, gaining many prestigious prizes home and abroad. In 1999 he was honoured with the State Prize of the Russian Federation. He owes his recognition and success to a variety of techniques used in his films, such as matches in Conflict (1983), ropes in Marriage (1987) wire in Fioritures (1987), origami in Adagio (2000). In 1991 with colleagues he founded studio Stayer where he produces and works on his films.