Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Soviet Seasonal Classic and Masterpieces of Animated Shorts at Margret

Soviet Cult Films at Margret, Seasonal Classic and Masterpieces of Animated Shorts, by artjunction.blogspot.comPoster: The Arts Junction’s Soviet Cult Films Night at Margret: Neptune's Holiday
Credit: Margret Bar / Lounge for the Junction

What are you doing on the last Saturday night of the year?

The Arts Junction presents the Soviet Cult Films at Margret

The Fourth Movie Night with
the Soviet Seasonal Classic Movie:
[*] Neptune’s Holiday (1986)
and Masterpieces of Animated Shorts:
[*] There Once Was a Dog (1982)
[*] The Hedgehog in the Fog (1975)
[*] Tale of Tales (1979)

Saturday, December 27, 2008
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Margret Bar / Lounge for the Junction
2952 Dundas Street West at Pacific Avenue
Toronto, ON
M6P 1Y8

*Admission: Free

Bring your friends and join us for a great evening of fun and masterpieces of animated shorts!

Soviet Cult Films at Margret

The fourth night with the best Soviet animated shorts The Hedgehog in the Fog, Tale of Tales, There Once Was a Dog and a short feature film Neptune's Holiday.

You are not in a Disneyland anymore. "Neptune's Holiday" is the last Soviet comedy.
Laugh when you say a goodbye to your past but nobody knows what expects you in the future.
Otherwise it would not be so funny.

Neptune's Holiday ( 1986)
Prazdnik Neptuna
Director: Yuri Mamin

Plot summary for Prazdnik Neptuna (1986) More at IMDbPro »

A group of Swedish tourists are on the way to a Russian village to witness the so called 'Festivity of Neptunus', in which the inhabitants take a dive in a hole in the ice. This tradition, however, does not exist at all. The inhabitants try to make a good impression by starting the 'tradition' to please the tourists. Written by C. van Lieshout {c.van.lieshout@tip.nl}
Credit: imdb.com

Директор Дома культуры запланировал на 1 января праздник Нептуна с участием 150 "моржей". Эта цифра настолько поразила областное начальство, что в село на праздник была направлена шведская делегация, которой надо было теперь показывать праздник во всей красе… Жители маленького городка решают устроить иностранным гостям праздник Нептуна... в самый разгар русской зимы.
Credit: ruskino.ru

Masterpieces of Animated Shorts

There Once Was a Dog (1982)
Zhil-byl pyos
Director: Eduard Nazarov

Based on a Ukrainian folk tale. In a small village, there once lived a dog. All his life he did his job honestly. But then he grew old. His nose couldn't smell as used to. His eyes were not sharp as before. And his legs felt like they didn't even belong to him. And ... what happened to him next.

Credit: youtube.com

The Hedgehog in the Fog (1975)
Yozhik v tumane
Director: Yuri Norstein

2003—Tokyo All time animation best 150 in Japan and Worldwide: Hedgehog in the Fog
"№1 Animated film of all the time"
Credit: bookrags.com

Tale of Tales (1979)
Skazka skazok
Director: Yuriy Norshteyn

Tale of Tales, like Tarkovsky's Mirror, attempts to structure itself like a human memory. Memories are not recalled in neat chronological order; instead, they are recalled by the association of one thing with another, which means that any attempt to put memory on film cannot be told like a conventional narrative.

Credit: wikipedia.org

The Arts Junction

** The AJ (artjunction) is an independent, local blog dedicated to arts and culture events in the Junction area of Toronto West, and Russian cultural events coming up in Toronto.
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