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Pjotr Sapegin – Aria

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Our very own, Dek writes on his personal video blog:

I never cried watching a movie. Never, with a single exception. This one. So, prepare the napkins, you may need some: this movie has probably the most painful final scene ever.

I have to agree. The end scene and so many others in this film are incredibly powerful given that it is just puppets with limited facial expressions. Outstanding achievement! Every visual metaphor is so appropriate, so significant. And, of course, it is simply gorgeous to look at.

Download – Tons of more info on this short can be found at Dek’s post


5 Responses to “Pjotr Sapegin – Aria”

  1. carol on November 5th, 2006 12:02 am

    Does anyone know what the character was made out of? It looks like a wax or clay? Is there a way to contact the director?

    Also, is Aria on a short compilation ready for purchase?


  2. DeK on November 5th, 2006 3:15 am

    As I wrote in my post, the short is on the first DVD installment of “The Animation Show” by Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeld.

    The author was a member of

    You can try to contact him there.

  3. Karsten on January 7th, 2007 12:36 pm

    The director Pjotr Sapegin lives and works in Oslo, and at his company’s webpage I found his email adress:

    Good luck! (Yes, it is a lovely film. A DVD collection of all his short animation films is available to purchase from the store at The Norwegian Film Institute:

  4. Fedor Sapegin on March 6th, 2008 10:03 pm

    Hey guys: it”s Pjotr Sapegin”s younger son: Fedor Sapeguine (French translation for SAPEGIN)
    Anywho: just wanted to answer your question. Puppets are made out of a special plasticin: armatures covered by this stuff; like the face for instace.
    AS far as i remember: thats what hands and face aremade of: the rest is sewn material i think.

    thats it.


  5. Maria on April 29th, 2008 1:19 pm

    I have found it on Youtube a couple of months ago.Swept me away.Now I realise how small the world really is.I went to school with Fedor.
    Fedor if you read this please complement you dad on it.This is a great peace of work.WOW a million times.The consept is baffling!!!!Bravo.