Short Animation: My Love (2006)

Since my previous post was about Russian animations, I thought I would share this 2006 animation coming from Russia. My Love, based on a novella A Love Story (1927) by Ivan Shmelyov, tells of a sixteen year-old boy’s sexual awakening one summer in the nineteenth-century Russia. Longing for a “spiritual union” and “pure love”, the boy becomes torn between a young and pretty servant girl Pasha and an older and richer woman living next door. There are themes in this beautiful animation of the innocence of first love and the dangers of pursuing unreachable ideals. The animation comes from Aleksandr Petrov, previously known for The Old Man and the Sea (1999), and uses the same wondrous paint-on-glass-technique. Aleksandr Petrov’s work especially shines in the presentation of images that fuse reality and fantasy.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks so much for this Diana I have bookmarked both of these and look forward to watching them both. I hope you are well 🤗

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    1. dbmoviesblog says:

      They are certainly worth-watching! An unusual style, but unforgettable work. I hope you are well too! 🙂

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  2. Jade says:

    I don’t think I’ve seen any Russian animation before, but I love this! The art is gorgeous.

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  3. ruth says:

    As a previous commenter said, I’ve never seen any Russian animation before either. The visual style is so distinctive.

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