Vadim na progulke

Vadim on a Walk
Vadim gathers his courage and leaves his narrow, familiar square to face all the unknown that the world has to offer. In broad strokes and garish colours, he needs to process all the beauty and all the cruelty he encounters.
by Sasha Svirsky
with Alexey Prosvirnin
Russian Federation 2021 Russian 8’ Colour

Part of the Berlinale Summer Special


  • Alexey Prosvirnin (Narrator)


Written and Directed by Sasha Svirsky
Animation Sasha Svirsky
Editing Sasha Svirsky
Sound Design Alexey Prosvirnin
Music Alexey Prosvirnin
Line Producer Nadezhda Svirskaia
Producers Andrey Khrzhanovsky, Nikolay Makovsky

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Sasha Svirsky

The Russian filmmaker was born in 1980 and graduated from the Grekov Art College in Rostov-on-Don with a diploma in painting. He is a self-taught animator and, since 2008, has worked as an independent animation director creating over 30 animation films. He has developed his own artistic language by mixing media, using a method of improvisation and challenging stereotypes. He lives in Moscow and, since 2013, has collaborated with his partner and wife, Nadezhda Svirskaia.

Filmography (short films)

2009 Mirs Pirs 2010 Kak skala (Like a Rock) · Sireni (Sirens) 2012 Gost na kone (Guest on a Horse) 2014 Chepurnas · Muravyinie pesni (Ants’ songs) · Bokus Mang 2015 Gda-Gda · Tanzonk · Urozhay (Harvest) 2016 9 sposobov narisovat cheloveka (9 Ways to Draw a Person) 2017 Mashina progressa (Engine of Progress) · Lavo 2018 Pro babu, kotoraya hotela uletet (About a Woman Who Wanted to Fly Away) · Devstvenniy veter (A Virgin Wind) 2020 Moy galakticheskiy dvoinik Galaktion (My Galactic Twin Galaction) 2021 Vadim na progulke (Vadim on a Walk)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2021