February 8, 2010

My Love By Alexander Petrov

An Oscar 2008 nominated film for Best Short Film.

In nineteenth-century Russia, a teenage boy in search of love is drawn to two very different women.

Petrov's style from the late 1980s onward can be characterized as a type of Romantic realism. People, animals and landscapes are painted and animated in a very realistic fashion, but there are many sections in his films where Petrov attempts to depict a character's inner thoughts and dreams. In My Love, the main character's illness is represented by showing him being buried beneath freshly-fallen snow on a dark night.

This short animated film is like watching an impressionist painting come to life. Unfortunately, youtube's format of this film is not of great quality.

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