Matrioska

Canada, 1970

Film
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This is a dance of Russian dolls, as lively in its way as any performance of the Moiseyev Company. But these are painted wooden dolls, hollow inside and of graded sizes so that the largest holds all the rest. What the animator does with them makes for a charming film fantasy. They twirl, swing and sway to gay Russian tunes, never losing their fixed reserve. As the dance ends they hop up in turn into the mother figure, who then hurries off the scene. (Award: New York)

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Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

co-producer

Dorothy Courtois

Joseph Koenig

director

Co Hoedeman

Duration

00:04:47:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1970

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