A Soviet family searching for a modest paradise is swept into an immense disaster. This magically animated film combines drawing, photography, and documentary video to capture the surreal emotions of the too-real tragedy: Chernobyl, 1986.
Length: 19 minutes
Premiere: New York
Director: Rainer Ludwigs
Screenwriter: Rainer Ludwigs
Producer: Tetyana Chernyavska
Editor: Rainer Ludwigs
Director of Photography: Rainer Ludwigs
Composer: Andre Feldhaus
Primary Cast: Leonid Korzh, Lyudmila Korzh
Rainer Ludwigs studied graphic design with an emphasis on animation and cartoon films at the College of Arts in Bremen, Germany. He created TV spots at the International Advertising Agency, Grey in Dusseldorf. Since 1995 he has worked as an independent director and producer.