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Ugly Duckling, The

Original title: Gadkii utyonok
German title: hässliche Entlein, Das
Russia, 2010

Director: Bardin, Garri
Production company: Animated film studio "Stayer" Ltd.
Age recommendation: 5 years and up

Animation. – Adapted from the Andersen tale and played out in musical comedy mode, The Ugly Duckling is set in a farmyard where roosters, hens, ducks and geese live and lay eggs together. One fine day, a rooster discovers a giant egg behind the farmyard kingdom fence, and discreetly slips it into the clutch laid by his partner… Very soon, a cygnet emerges, but as he in no way resembles any of them he is immediately stigmatised by the whole farmyard, enduring humiliations and suspicion on the part of his feathered companions. But in the end he becomes a magnificent white swan.

Locarno 2010 (Piazza Grande), Schlingel Chemnitz 2010, Rolan Bykow CFF Yerevan/Armenia 2010 (awarded), Cinekid Amsterdam 2010, Castellinaria Bellinzona 2010, Seattle 2011, Kristiansand 2011, Leeds 2011, Lucknow/India (awarded), Stockholm Junior 2011, Golden Elephant Hyderabad 2011 (awarded), FIFEM Montreal 2012, Kristiansand 2012

Website: www.bardin.ru

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