In the film, Parn constantly switches between a sterile vision of the American dream, in which a dull living room is filled with paint-by-numbers pinks and blues and a grim vision of ... See full summary »
On a dark night, as the clock strikes eight, a mother sends her child upstairs to bed with only a candle for light. The child is wary, then frightened. The child hears something climbing ... See full summary »
A miserly man eats the pits of some cherries he can't stand throwing out. A tree starts growing from the top of his head. He cuts it off; it grows back. After a while, he gives up and lets ... See full summary »
Two sisters live alone on an island. Viola, whose face is terribly disfigured, writes beautiful novels in her room. Marie is protective and won't let anyone see her sister. Then, a fan of Viola's books swims up on shore.
One of the very best animated films I've ever seen.Outrageoulsly funny, witty, a wonderful view of the decaying USSR, as well a a great technical and artistic achievement. A delight for all audiences, crammed with references to different animated films, popular songs, characters, politics and history. This is the product of a society where censorship was losing control and where the even more fierce market law was not enforced yet. Where are the wonderful artists who could still produce such gems (Yuri Norstein, Nazarov, etc.) A good collection of Masters of Russian animation was published, but it did not include Bardin's films. 'When will they ever be available on DVD ?
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