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The Old Man and the Sea (1999)

An old fisherman goes out on his fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life.

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(as Alexander Petrov)

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(screenplay) (as Alexander Petrov), (novel)
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Old Man (voice)
Kevin Duhaney ...
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Rentarô Mikuni ...
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An old fisherman goes out on his fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life.

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3 July 1999 (Japan)  »

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Az öreg halász és a tenger  »

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Before this film, Petrov worked on an A4 sized canvass. Yet, as this film was being made specifically for IMAX, the glass canvass had to be four times this size. See more »

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Version of The Old Man and the Sea (1958) See more »

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The closest way from the heart of an artist to the masterwork:
2 August 2007 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

"The Old Man and the Sea" (1999) directed by Aleksandr Petrov is a 20 minutes long animation based on Ernest Hemingway's 1952 novella of the same name. Petrov's film was awarded Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2000. More than two years of painting on glass sheets, using brushes but mostly his own fingers, resulted in over 29,000 paintings that enabled Petrov to produce this absolutely awesome, one of the kind feast of colors, images, and emotions that celebrate the famous work of literature and its creator. I have watched it perhaps ten times during the last weekend. I am still overwhelmed by its beauty and depth, and the admiration for what human imagination, creativity, and talent are capable of producing. The extremely rare technique made the film both incredibly realistic and magically dream-like. The director himself gave us the key to understanding his work when he explained that painting with his fingers instead of brushes, "is the closest way from the heart to the cartoon". He put his own heart in every scene of the film, and that's probably why every image is alive, breathing, and shining.


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