20th Animation Division Jury Selections
Animated short film
Dina VELIKOVSKAYA [Russia]
A stop-motion animation film using puppets. Kukuschka, a bird living in the desert, keeps traveling in the belief that she will someday reach the sun. She gives birth to a child, but it becomes difficult to walk fast with a baby. The work describes the contradictory and ambiguous aspects of motherhood, and the difficulty of managing both work and raising a child. With impressive backgrounds and artistic representations of the desert.