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Saglana gets left alone in wild taiga after her grandmother's death. There is only her blind grandfather, who used to be a hunter. Once upon a time she sees a fairy bird in a window. The bird vaguely reminds her of her grandmother. Girl takes grandfather's arrow and follows the bird. On her way girl meets wild beasts, dangerous rivers and impassible snowdrifts but when there seems to be no hope, the bird comes to help her. Girl follows the bird and doesn't know that it guides her to bear's lair. In the lair girl faces a huge black bear but instead of a monster she finds out a crippled animal, whose back is pierced with carved arrows, the same as her grandfather's. Now girl has to choose: to attack or to refuse violence. She breaks an arrow to choose peace instead of war and refuses the way of her grandfather-hunter. At first light she comes back home and gives broken arrows back to grandfather. He recognizes them by touch and finally gets healed from blindness.

  • Ksenia Mikhailenko
  • Valentina Ryzkhova
  • Mariia Vasileva
  • Marina Seliverstova
  • Alice Slivinskaya
    Sound designer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
    Drama, Fairy tale
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 19, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
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  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Ksenia Mikhailenko

My name is Ksenia Mikhailenko. I was born in the wild and cold the Kamchatka Peninsula in the 05.05.1998 year. For this reason, I love winter and nature since childhood. My hobby has always been drawing and storytelling, I wanted to be a cartoon Director since 2010. I entered the University for this specialty in 2016.

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