Leaf | Blatt
The big, gentle sailor in his blue uniform has everything under control. Diligently as ever, he checks tickets, shovels coal into the firebox and scrubs the deck – he even thinks to feed the fish in the sea. Alas, as he touches the red leaf of autumn that a little passenger left him, he can’t help but think of home. It’s so long since he’s been back. He wonders what it would look like now.
by Aliona Baranova
with Jiří Gráf, Aliona Baranova
Czechia 2020 Without dialogue 6’ Colour empfohlen ab 5 Jahren


  • Jiří Gráf (Sailor)
  • Aliona Baranova (Natálka)


Written and Directed by Aliona Baranova
Animation Aliona Baranova
Editing Jan Saska
Music Petr Mazoch
Sound Design Jiří Gráf
Sound Jiří Gráf
Producer Lukáš Gregor

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Produced by

University of Tomas Bata in Zlín

Aliona Baranova

Born in Russia, she grew up in Belarus before studying animation in the Czech Republic where she now lives. Both her previous short films deal with homesickness. She loves colour; her dream is to create an educational and funny children’s series about recycling rubbish and composting.

Filmography (short films)

2017 Domov (Home) 2020 Lístek (Leaf)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020