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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Fifty Years Later
Fifty Years Later
Fifty Years Later
Fifty Years Later

Fifty Years Later

director: Ekaterina Bessonova
original title: Fifty Years Later
country: Czech Republic
year: 2018
running time: 4 min.

synopsis

A topical film created for the anniversary of the Warsaw pact occupation cleverly combines 3D animation and actual archival footage. The film’s main character is a Russian solder who looks back on the invasion and comes to a paradoxical conclusion of how his life could have been very different.

biography

Ekaterina Bessonova comes from the Russian city of Yoshkar-Ola. Currently she is a student of animation at FAMU, where she focuses primarily on 3D animation. She attracted interest already in her first year at the exhibition City City.

more about film

director: Ekaterina Bessonova
producer: Tomáš Šimon, Rozálie Brožková
script: Kristýna Kopřivová
editing: Elvira Dulskaya
sound: Jan Knot

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