Banana and Lenin Show Teeth: Russian Animation for Kids and Grown-ups

The program features among others two very lonely Cocks, Banana and Wolf; Pushkin and Ilyich and Andrei Khizhina and his misfortune. The protagonists are all of us. Our loneliness. The unbearable burden of loss. The past which is desperately clinging to us. And the unpredictable present which only animation is probably capable of seeing, feeling and describing. Animation, the most heartfelt of all the arts. «Why Can’t We Live» without animation? Because even the most callous of people need inspiration.

Larisa Malyukova