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 2016 Official Selection, film index

Before Love

Before Love

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

Human shortcomings tie the dramatic knot of this story. Everything happening to the characters is not yet true love. Everybody finds their own way to be unhappy. Everybody is looking for love.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Before Love

    Directed by: Igor KOVALYOV

    An internationally acclaimed filmmaker, designer and animator, Igor Kovalyov was born in Kiev, Ukraine, in 1954. In 1991, he joined Klasky Csupo's studio in Hollywood where he worked on animations for Nickelodeon. His independent shorts "Hen, His Wife" (1989), "Andrei Svislotski" (1991), "Bird in the Window" (1996), "Flying Nansen" (2000) and "Milch" (2005) have received too many accolades to count, including 2 Grand Prizes at Ottawa, a nomination at Cannes and a Special Distinction at Annecy.

    Country: Russia

    Year of production: 2015

    Running time: 19 min 15 s

  • Technique

    Category: Short film

    Techniques used: 2D computer

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Adults, Family

  • Credits

    Directed by: Igor KOVALYOV

    Production: BAZELEVS DISTRIBUTION LLC, Irina FOMCHENKO, Alexey BONDAR, Elena MALENKINA

    Distribution: MIRSAND LTD.

    Artistic direction: Dima Malanitchev

    Script: Igor Kovalyov

    Animation: Elena Kosinova, Olga Baulina, Yulia Postavskaya, Svetlana Zimina

    Music: Miriam Sekhon, Yuri Poteenko

    Sound: Ivan Titov