Look at the right-hand side of the You Tube page for more of the “Lullabies of Peace”
Here’s some more of Ms Skvrotsova’s work… good stuff, no?
The première of the first two instalments of the animated film cycle Kolybelnye Mira (Lullaby of Peace) by Yelizaveta Skvortsova will be held at the Moscow International Film Festival for Children and Young People on 26 December in the Roland cinema hall, the press service of the festival reported to RIA-Novosti. Initially, the project was conceived and made as a TV series. But, as the press service release went on to say, such great interest was shown in the project during the previews of the festival that the producers decided to make a special theatrical film cycle entitled Kolybelnye Mira: Samye Sladkie Sny… (Lullaby of Peace: Sweetest Slumbers…) Each cartoon in the programme shows a lullaby from different countries all around the world. At the present moment, there are already 20 complete animations of lullabies from India, Georgia, Spain, Africa, Chukotka, Greece, France, and other countries, as well. According to the creators, despite cultural differences, the theme of all lullabies is identical, in that they embody the wishes of happiness and joy that any mother desires for her child. Each lullaby is a short and interesting commentary about the song itself and the people who sing that particular lullaby.
The project has already received a number of awards, prizes, and certificates at festivals in Russia and abroad. In addition, it has been honoured by international institutions concerned with children’s welfare and ecumenism. In total, the producers intend to release four instalments of the cycle. The next two instalments shall be released to the public in the spring and summer of 2009, then, it is planned to release a DVD of the complete cycle. On the same day, 26 December, the festival shall show the Russian film Na Mostu (On the Bridge) as part of its competition. Its creators are a father-and-son team, named Razumovsky. The plot of the film concerns a 13-year-old orphan who becomes an accomplice to a murder and runs away from his orphanage. After arriving in Moscow, he finds himself in a centre for troubled adolescents. Here, he meets new friends and meets his first love.
25 December 2008