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Hedgehog in the Fog
Ёжик в тумане

Directed by master artist Yuri Norstein, Hedgehog in the Fog is one of the world’s most beloved animated classics. The film follows a hedgehog as he sets off to look at the stars with his friend, the bear cub. But, distracted by a beautiful white horse, he loses his way in the fog. The film revels in the sensory disorientation that results. Alternately serene and mystical, dark and frightening, Norstein’s animation functions as a metaphor for the joys and terrors of the subconscious mind.

This film is kindly supported by Mikhail Noskov and Nina Lobanov-Rostovsky.
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David Spencer
David Spencer
Perfect Animation
A beautiful, subtle animation from 1976. So good I watched it twice in a row. The foggy scenes looks so realistic. It's also worth watching for a great narration by veteran actor Aleksey Batalov who has a rich fruitcake of a voice which sounds like it has been aged by a 100 Belomorkanal cigarettes a day.
David Absalom
David Absalom
I was gripped by this
It's very atmospheric and immersive.
Awards and Festivals
1976
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Winner
Best Animal Film
Frunze All-Union Film Festival, USSR
1976
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Winner
Best Animated Film
Tehran Youth Film Festival, Iran
2003
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Winner
Best animated film of all time
Tokyo All Time Animation Competition, Japan
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