Зеркало
Anniversary
drawn, 31 min 3 sec, 1983
director Vladimir Tarasov
script Victor Slavkin
art director Nikolai Koshkin
artists Olga Bogolyubova, Irina Sobyanina, Elena Bogolyubova
animators Alexander Mazaev, Yuri Batanin, Yuri Kuzurin, Yuri Kulakov, Alexey Bukin
director of photography Kabul Rasulov
producer Lyubov Butyrina
sound design Vladimir Kutuzov
editing Margarita Mikheeva
The film uses music by Tchaikovsky and Vyacheslav Ganelin, arranged and performed by Ganelin's trio and Stas Namin's band. The cartoon made for the centennial anniversary of animation.

Andrey Tarkovsky Film Festival brings us back to Vladimir Tarasov's cinema. The director will visit the festival to meet the audiences.
Vladimir Tarasov is a Soviet and Russian animation director and artist, an Honored artist of the Russian Soviet Federal Republic (1989). Tarasov studied in the Moscow Polygraphic Institute in 1965-1970. He started working for Soyuzmultfilm in 1957 first at the drawing department, then as animator, art director, and director since 1973. He is one of the few Russian animation artists developing science fiction themes: Contact (1978, awarded at festivals in Italy and France), Shooting Range (1979), an adaptation of Kir Bulychev's tragic novella The Path (1988). Tarasov's animated short Time Onwards won the FIPRESCI award at the Leipzig Film Festival (1978), Cowboys in Town was awarded at the Zagreb International Animation Festival in 1974. Tarasov currently works at Christmas Films. Member of ASIFA.

Vladimir Tarasov
Animation director