IN SCALE | В МАСШТАБЕ
Country of production: Russia
Director, writer, animator: Marina Moshkova
Production: St. Petersburg State University of Cinema and TV, Adastra Films
A little bird is building a nest and collects food for its newborn. This leads to unexpected consequences on a large scale.
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Birgit Beumers, Kino Kultura — In Scale (V masshtabe), by Maria Moshkova, is a black and white pencil drawn computer animation that shows how a bird tries to build nest and wreaks havoc, ending up on a heap of rubble of its own destruction — before this entire disaster is erased and the pencil lines, as well as the bird, disappear from the paper.
Ian Lumsden, Animation Blog — Created in a deceptively simple manner, it features an indomitable mother bird whose dedication to maintaining nest, egg and hatchling knows no bounds, has no mercy and wreaks havoc all around her. One has to maintain a sense of proportion but does any mother about her child? Graduating in 2009, Marina was named best student of the year.
Stéphanie R., La Prochaine Seance — "In Scale" by Marina Moshkova is an animated film from the Russian film school that became a huge hit! There are big chances that you'll see it at festivals. Simple black pencil works wonders on a white paper. The little bird causes disaster after disaster for the sake of maternal love. The games with the scale (which give the film its title) and the acid script are the assets of this effective film as well as its simplicity, humanity and humor.
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