Зеркало
Contact
drawn, 10 min 12 sec, 1978
director Vladimir Tarasov
script Alexander Kostinsky
art director Nikolai Koshkin
artist Elena Bogolyubova
animators Alexander Mazaev, Svetlana Davydova, Vladimir Palchikov, Oleg Komarov, Alexander Davydov, Alexey Bukin
director of photography Kabul Rasulov
producer Lyubov Butyrina
sound design Vladimir Kutuzov
editing Margarita Mikheeva
Alien and man can always understand each other. The cartoon employs music by George Gershwin and Nino Rota, arranged by Paul Mauriat and Leonid Chizhik.

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