Animated films to classical musicArchive 1980 - 2001

Rondo Russo

A film miniature to classical music. On a wardrobe stand porcelain figurines of a shepherdess, a chimney sweep, a mandarin and a satyr. The figures come to life and then it turns out that both the young chimney sweep and the Satyr are in love with the shepherdess. As night falls, the chimney sweep and the shepherdess decide to escape. Wandering around the huge room, they come across a performance of Chinese shadows played for characters from a pack of cards. In the performance, the young lovers are forcibly separated by their families. Terrified by the meaning of the performance, they run out of the room and decide to leave their safe world.

Directed, artwork by Jacek Kasprzycki
Music composed by Saverio Mercadante from Concerto in E minor by flute and harpsichord
Music performed by Polish Radio & Television Chamber Orchestra – Poznań
Conducted by Agnieszka Duczmal, Grzegorz Olkiewicz – flute
Screenplay, editing  by Tamara Sorbian
(based on the tale by J. Ch. Andersen)
Animated by Ogled Niebieszczański, Jolanta Dobrowolska, Barbara Wolińska, Justyna Otlewska, Ilona Nowak, Renata Wyrwicz
Photography by Krzysztof Szyszka
Sound by Mieczysław Janik
Produced by Maria Dziekańska
Classical animation – painting on celluloid, 35 mm, colour, 137 m, 05:00′, format 4:3
Date of production: 18.02.1991 © TV SFA – TVP SA

DIPLOMA for the film direction, International Festival of Animated Films for Children – Biennial of Animation BAB’99, Bratislava, Slovakia, 1999


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