Russia 2019 / 14’40’’ / v.o. sott. ita / national preview
Somewhere in Eastern Europe due to an accident in a laboratory, the hero gains superpowers that he does not want. The hero does not want to be a superhero, to save the world from villains, he wants to live as before without changing anything. The situation is complicated by the fact that while he gains the awareness of his power, it causes problems in his everyday life. While he is stuck in the elevator, he meets a girl who likes him and wants to help him.
Direction: Kirill Khachaturov
Scriptwriter: Kirill Khachaturov
Key Cast: Fedor Kokorev, Leily Shikhalieva, Alyona Anikina
Animation: Kirill Khachaturov, Konstantin Novikov
Editing: Kirill Khachaturov
Sound: Kirill Khachaturov, Konstantin Novikov
Translation: Elena Kuzmicheva
Production: Arina Khachaturova
Kirill is an independent filmmaker, director, animator and designer. Born in 1984 in Khabarovsk, Russia, Kirill began working as a designer, illustrator and media artist in the direction of generative art. He studied design at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow (Partnered with the University of Hertfordshire) and directing at the Moscow School of New Cinema. As a designer he has been internationally recognised and awarded by festivals such as the D&AD awards and was a finalist in the European Design Awards. The world premiere of his debut short film Protocorba (2019) took place at the Annecy International Animation Festival as did his graduation short film Naked (2020). Naked has received numerous awards in many animation festivals including Annecy, Ottawa and Zagreb.