Magnificent animation piece created by the director’s original, hand-work method. Based on the paintings of Michael Vrubel, this cinematographic narration is intertwined with poetical digressions from “Demon” by Michael Lermontov and conveys the atmosphere of early 20th-century Russian romanticism.
Irina Evteeva was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1980 she graduated from the film department of Leningrad State Institute of Cinema, and in 1989 completed a postgraduate course at Leningrad State Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinema. In 1990 she earned a PhD after completing her dissertation, "The Process of Genre Formation in Soviet Animation of the 1960s to 1980s." She is a senior scholar at the Russian Institute of History of the Arts, professor of Cinema and Photographic Arts of Saint-Petersburg State University of Cinema, and a director at Lenfilm Studios.
Filmography: 1991: Horse, Violin and Slightly Nervous 1995: Elixir 2002: Clown 2003: Petersburg 2004: Demon