in the Fog Directed by
Yuri Nortstein Russia
About the Film:
Yuri Norstein is one of the great
Russian animators who worked in the Soviet movie studio
known as Soyusmultfilm. He created films that are considered
some of the best animations ever. They have the quality
of being watchable many times over. That's something
that most animations do not have. Norstein uses multiple
layers in this film, some drawn on glass. He uses stop
motion techniques with painted cut-outs for the characters.
The level of expression and emotion he achieves this
way is extraordinary.
Hedgehog in the Fog is a dreamlike
and mostly a visual story. However, its simple, evocative
soundtrack is wonderful and provides a lesson that I
think the 'pop, boing, and whistle' fanatics in animation
today could stand to learn. Have you ever wondered why
most TV and web cartoons sound so stupid? If you have
wondered that, then this film is for you. If you haven't,
then go watch Cartoon Network.
DramaCast film festival showcases films and animations that we
find during our own searches or that we get through filmmaker
submissions. We'll try to offer information on the filmmakers
and their work. We'll also try to give filmmakers a place to advertise
their DVDs and their studio services. Things will start slowly
but we'll figure it out. If there is enough interest, DramaCast
might get its own site. Stay tuned...
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