29.6. - 3.7.2016

Magia Russica

Station Žilina Záriečie: S2
Duration 96:00
year: 2004
country: RU
duration: 96:00

Magia Russica moves between the sights and sounds of the Russian landscape and into those of the animated films themselves. The films reflect not only the difficult though humour-filled Soviet experience, but also the rich cultural heritage of Russia – with Pushkin as its spiritual father. Drawing on masses of archive clips, including footage from rare classics, Magia Russica gathers surviving Soyzmultfilm studio animators to give a passionate account of production under Communist rule. A rich visual treat, this is also a story of the boundaries of art and ideology, and of those dedicated to magical cinema.