My Strange Grandfather

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Blowing across the tops of the empty bottles, like you’re playing a flute. Moscow animator filmmaker, Dina Velikovskaya’s stop-motion animated short film; My Strange Grandfather brings back your lovely childhood memories. Dina graduated from Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK) in 2011. Dina had an interview by Micheal Bobrowski and says, the stop-motion has become “forgotten” medium to create animation films in Russia, and she believes many Russian filmmakers think stop-motion is “not contemporary now”. Dina explains she could not get much help when she created this film because many people do not have knowledge of stop-motion animation; however, she taught herself to make the puppets that come to life in her poetic short film.

 

Please watch the video of My Strange Grandfather by Dina Velikovskaya

https://youtu.be/wYBpxPRn_nw

 

 

Interview with Dina Velikovskaya by Michel Bobrowski, Animateka 2012

https://youtu.be/sImL6HXFl4M