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Lefty (1964 film)

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Genre  Animation, Short
Cast  Dmitriy Zhuravlev
Writer  Ivan Ivanov-Vano
Language  Russian
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Screenplay  Ivan Ivanov-Vano
Country  USSR
Director  Ivan Ivanov-Vano Vladimir Danilevich
Release date  1964 (USSR)
Directors  Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Vladimir Danilyevich
Music director  Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov
Similar movies  Related 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.


Lefty (1964 film) movie scenes A few days later a force of 4 000 Zulus moved against nearby Rorke s Drift a farmhouse where around 150 British soldiers had set up a field hospital

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.
  • Video

    In 2008 was issued together with animated films "The Humpbacked Horse" 1947 and 1975 on DVD the Krupnyy Plan company.

    Creation history

    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.


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