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My evening star

A screen adaptation of Taras Shevchenko's poem "My evening star" in stop motion animation technique
A princess, who has been imprisoned in a castle by a prince, finds her only true friend - the dawn. She asks him to tell her what is happening in Ukraine. The star shows her how beautiful Ukrainian nature is, but suddenly tattered souls of innocent children appear on the trees. Somewhere in the field, a werewolf howls, and an owl, like a guide through time and space, takes us from ancient times when people worked for the lord to the present, when enemy missiles hit homes.

The animation ends with a depiction of the devastating effects of war and the destruction of cities, but inside one of the ruins a flower sprouts, which becomes a symbol of Ukraine's revival. It is a call for hope and a better future. The final shot demonstrates that even in dark times, a light of hope can appear, which can sprout and grow, even among the ruins and destruction.

  • Angelina Gushchak
    Director
    A new Joy has been Revealed Labyrinth of time,
  • Veronika Fedorutsa
    Director
    A new Joy has been Revealed, Labyrinth of time
  • Creative studio Cool Kids
    Director
  • Angelina Gushchak
    Producer
  • Veronika Fedorutsa
    Producer
  • Oleksandr Rarenko
    Producer
  • Zlatoslava Sribna
    Producer
  • Anastasia Andrutska
    Producer
  • Daria Rak
    Producer
  • Taras Shevchenko
    Writer
  • Veronika Fedorutsa
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 9, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    Ukraine
  • Country of Filming:
    Ukraine
  • Language:
    Ukrainian
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Creative studio Cool Kids
  • Linoleum Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival
    Kyiv
    Ukraine
    October 4, 2023
    Selected
Director Biography - Angelina Gushchak, Veronika Fedorutsa, Creative studio Cool Kids

Cool Kids creative studio (Khotyn, Chernivtsi region, Ukraine) was created in 2021 to unite children who love cartoons, not only to watch, but also to create. Today, our team includes 8 active and very creative children of different ages from 5 to 15 years old. So, meet those who invented and brought to life the cartoon "My evening star":
Authors of the idea, decorators and animators:
Angelina Hushchak - 14 years old
Veronica Fedorutsa - 15 years old
Alexander Rarenko - 11 years old
Daria Rak - 8 years old
Anastasia Andrutska - 8 years old

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