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)

Credits

director
co-producer

Joseph Koenig

Dorothy Courtois

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:04:47:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1970

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

31225

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - United States - New York - Awards

Animation

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Dolls

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Dolls

Music & Performing Arts → Dance in motion pictures, television, etc.

Music & Performing Arts → Folk dancing, Russian

Music & Performing Arts → Folk songs, Russian

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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