Vladimir Danilevich Release date1964 (USSR) DirectorsIvan Ivanov-Vano, Vladimir Danilyevich Music directorAlexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov Similar moviesRelated Ivan Ivanov-Vano movies
Lefty (Russian: , translit. Levsha) is a 1964 feature-length cutout-animated film from the Soviet Union. The film is based on the story of the same name by the 19th century Russian novelist Nikolai Leskov. It was directed by the "Patriarch of Soviet animation", Ivan Ivanov-Vano, at the Soyuzmultfilm studio.
The score was performed by the Government Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Grigori Gamburg.
The screen version of the narration of Nikolay Leskov about the surprising master Lefty who grounded a "aglitskaya" (english) steel flea.
1964 — the Honourable diploma at the VII International film festival short and documentaries in Leipzig.
In 2008 was issued together with animated films "The Humpbacked Horse" 1947 and 1975 on DVD the Krupnyy Plan company.
Ivanov-Vano bore an animated film plan about the gifted master in Leskovs story about 30 years. Over time he arrived at idea that the originality of the narration of Leskov can be transferred, having created a graphic row with a support on an art system of the Russian popular print with "its characteristic generality of forms, specific expressiveness". For animation the idea to show evolution of character of the main character was innovative. Art directors at creation of the movie were inspired by ancient engravings (action in the imperial palace), english engravings (the foreign line), and the Tula episodes were solved in the stylistics of a popular print which is organically uniting all three lines. According to the proposal of the animator of "Lefty" Yury Norstein, the movie became in equipment of a turn.