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7 Ratings


Directed by Alexij Kharitidi
Russia, 1994
Animation, Short, Comedy


A young caterpillar yearns to fly like the butterflies and birds, but cannot launch himself high enough to do so – until a couple start playing badminton nearby.

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Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1995 | Winner: Palme d'Or - Best Short Film

Academy Awards

1996 | Nominee: Best Short Film, Animated

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