My friend is a yokai

Sasha comes back from a trip to Kyoto, Japan. Besides all the wonderful memories, she also brings a peculiar souvenir with a tragic backstory. But there's more - an actual spirit lives inside the antique porcelain fox figure...

  • Pavel Finozhenkov
    Songs of Tenderness: Dedicated to Ludmila Senchina
  • Anastasia Apollonova
  • Angelina Riznyk
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Мой друг - дух
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, Adventure, Comedy, Slice of life
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Language:
    Japanese, Russian
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK)
  • Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography Student Festival
    Russian Federation
    October 18, 2019
    Official Selection
  • SKEY-CINEMA International Film Festival
    Russian Federation
    September 5, 2020
    Best Animated Film
Director Biography - Pavel Finozhenkov

My name is Pavel Finozhenkov, 21 years old, born and living in Moscow, Russia. I've been invested in making films and photography since my early childhood. My main source of inspiration are Walt Disney classics and Soviet fairytale films. I'm currently studying on my 4th year in Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography for animation and multimedia. I've also completed 9 years of piano school and often make musical scores for my own projects.

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Director Statement

In those times, all we really need is a good story about things that make us humans - love and kindness.