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DirectorGenadzi Buto
ProducerAlexander Gerasimov – Guberniya Fund of Social and Cultural Programs
WriterGenadzi Buto
MusicStanislav Makovsky
ScreeningFriday 11 November at 15:15h / Sunday 13 November at 21:00h
Original TitleONO
Length8 min
CountryRussia, Belarus

Provocative short animation about a destructive addiction. Dutch Premiere


A creepy creature hides in the wallpaper in the young man’s room and kills him slowly. He has no choice but to struggle to the death against it. The director points out: “I had many sources of inspiration, one of which was the author’s Soviet animation of the 70’s and 80’s, mostly in cut-out technique. I really loved it and had long dreamed of doing something like that. The second big source was German Expressionist black-and-white fi¬lms. Cannot help mentioning the music that helped me to immerse in necessary atmosphere: Fred Fritz and John Zorn’s experimental albums and witch-house music.’’

Een provocerende korte animatie over een destructieve verslaving.


Er verbergt zich een griezelig schepsel in het behang in de kamer van een jongeman, dat de jongen langzaamaan doodt. De jongen kan niet anders dan uit alle macht tegen het schepsel strijden. De regisseur legt uit: “Ik had veel inspiratiebronnen. Een daarvan was de Sovjet-cut-outanimatie uit de jaren 70 en 80. Ik vond het geweldig en wilde zelf ook al heel lang zoiets doen. Een tweede grote inspiratiebron zijn de Duitse expressionistische zwart-witfilms. Ook de muziek van Fred Fritz en John Zorn’s experimentele albums en witch-house waren belangrijk voor het creëren van de juiste sfeer.”

FESTIVALS & AWARDS (selection)

SoundTrack_Cologne, 2015 – Peer Raben Music Award | DOK Leipzig, 2015 | Locomocion Experimental Animation Festival/Morbido Film Fest, 2015 – Terror Category Award | International Short FF ZubrOFFka, 2015 – Best Sound | Filmfest Dresden International Short FF, 2016 | Annecy International Animated FF, 2016