Archive | 1996-2018
Films presented by SCHLINGEL since 1996
The Ugly Duckling
The “Ugly Duckling” is set in a farmyard where roosters, hens, ducks and geese live and lay eggs together bickering like Soviet-era Russians in an old-fashioned apartment block, and are dancing like in a real musical. One fine day, a rooster discovers a giant egg behind the farmyard kingdom fence, and discreetly slips it into the clutch laid by his partner … Very soon, a cygnet emerges, but as he in no way resembles any of them he is immediately stigmatised by the whole farmyard, enduring humiliations and suspicion on the part of his feathered companions. After each snub, he sings a song of despair and longing set to a famous passage from Peter Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”. Repeatedly chucked over the fence, the feathered hero never gives up hope of being accepted. But in the end he becomes a magnificent white swan.
Running Time: 75 minutes
Recommended Age: from 9 years
Festival Year: 2010
Direction: Garri Bardin
Producer/Coproducer: Animated film studio "Stayer" Ltd.