Friday, October 02, 2009

Strekoza i muravei / The Grasshopper and the Ant

Heinäsirkka ja muurahainen. RU 1913. PC: Hanzhonkov. D: Wladyslaw Starewich. Based on Aesop's fairy-tale. 134 m /18 fps/ 5 min. A KAVA restoration in colour (Juha Kindberg) of a vintage print with Finnish / Swedish intertitles. Viewed at Cinema Orion, Helsinki, 1 Oct 2009. - A fine and complete version of the animation created with prepared insects. - In this story the grasshopper freezes to death in the snow. - Inspired music selection and performance by Mauri Saarikoski (violin) and Marko Puro (piano). - First screening of this restored version.

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