Even if I'd rather call Totoro the greatest animated film, this and all of Norshteyn's work is imbued with a sense poetry that is completely enrapturing, Whereas Miyazaki seems better at capturing movement, Norshteyn's is the master of texture as all of his characters exude warmth and life better than any other. In addition, all his work should be mandatory if only to behold how he works with fire, water and light.
beautiful in every sense of the word, one of the best films I've ever seen (deffinitly the best on youtube). Seamless animation, breath taking imagery and spacing, and one of the best characters in a short film or period "the little wolf."
A little jewel whose warmth and delicacy are overwhelming. Nostalgia - this little grey wolf from mother's lullaby - follows and guards us thru darkness, klaxons and snows...
The pic has that gentle chromatic of old russian slide projectors from my childhood, dressing up an innocent, un-bunuelian surrealism.