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Up Next in Shorts Showcase: miniature masterpieces from the Klassiki collection

  • Comrade Policeman

    Directed by Assel Aushakimova • 2021 • Kazakhstan

    Assel Aushakimova (Welcome to the USA) shows why she is one of the most acute observers of contemporary Kazakh society with this droll satirical short. When a local reporter from state television is sent to capture a PR stunt from the Ka...

  • Hakob Hovnatanyan

    Directed by Sergei Parajanov • 1967 • Armenia/USSR

    After completing Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors and before embarking on The Colour of Pomegranates, the great Sergei Parajanov produced this exquisite miniature about the work of Hakob Hovnatanyan, a nineteenth-century Armenian...

  • The Kidnapping of the Sun and Moon

    Directed by Sándor Reisenbüchler • 1968 • Hungary

    Inspired by Carpathian folklore and based on the epic poem by Ferenc Juhász, this mesmerising animated short by the great Sándor Reisenbüchler imagines a world destroyed and then rebuilt. A fearsome, seven-headed dragon swallows the sun and moon,...