MAKING THE OVERCOAT
A documentary film introducing the God of animation, Yuri Norshteyn
Yuriy Norshteyn, Russia’s most renowned animator, has crafted many brilliant works, including his award-winning Tale of Tales and Hedgehog in the Fog. He is revered by animation creators across the globe, most notably Japanese masters Osamu Tezuka, Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. Thirty years ago, Norshteyn began work on an ambitious adaptation of The Overcoat by noted Russian writer Nikolai Gogol, but the project stalled and has been shelved for many years. A Japanese film crew visited Norshteyn’s studio in Moscow in June, 2016. They found there mountains of sketches, character studies and a shooting table covered with dust.
When will his much-awaited The Overcoat be finally completed? Norshteyn himself talks about its current status and the anguish and passion that has gone into its creation.
Presented in Russian and Japanese w/ English subtitles.
Running time: 109 minutes
Coming to Cinemas .....
FORMATS: DCP???, MP4
About Yuriy Norshteyn
some text about him....
Director: Ryo Saitani
Editor: Akimasa Kawashima
Director of Photography: Yudai Katoh
Film Editor: Akimasa Kawashima
Translator: Hiroko Kojima
Animation ‘The Nose’ by Kentaro Chiba
Editing and Engineering by Aya Mitsuoka
Production Manager: Hiroya AKAIKE
Production Assistant: Misaki FUJIWARA
Supported by The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan
Produced by LAPUTA Animation School, Fusion Product Inc., Laputa Asagaya, Yujiku Asagaya
Yuriy Borisovich Norshteyn
Tanya Usvayskaya: studio staff
Maksim Granik: shooting director
Larisa Zenevich: a painter, an art director
Francheska Yarbusova: Norstein’s wife, an art director
Mikhail Aldashin: a student of Norstein
Mikhail Tumelya: a student of Norstein