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The Butterfly
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This ten-minute animation, about a young boy capturing a butterfly and learning respect for nature possesses an eerie beauty and relaying a message many of us our taught in our youth. Drawn like an exquisite painting, Khrzhanovsky plays with styles and aesthetics as he takes the little boy from a realistic city scape, into first a luscious oasis and then into an ever evolving dreamscape. The film toys with the ideas of ‘freedom’ and ‘power’ as the boy makes his choice.

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Awards and Festivals
Jury Prize
Award Laurel
1973
1st International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Gijon, Spain
Diploma
Award Laurel
1973
Films for Children and Youth,
Iranian University VIII IFF
Cast and Crew