Vladimir Leščiov and His Animation Poetry

BFM — 34
BFM — 34
Original drawings will be exhibited, as a sample of Leschiov’s work and his creative process in a cinema which represents a perfect balance between traditional storytelling and poetic abstraction.
05 March13 March
Sala Manzù – Bergamo (Bergamo)

During the 34th Edition of Bergamo Film Meeting, original drawings will be exhibited, as a sample of the artist’s work and his creative process. The foray of Bergamo Film Meeting into the world of animated lms continues with one of the most important and awarded Latvian representatives of the genre. Vladimir Leschiov has distinguished himself for his strong resistance to computer animation and a great technical mastery of the medium. His cinema represents a perfect balance between traditional storytelling and poetic abstraction.


Vladimir Leščiov (Leschiov)

Leschiov was born in 1970 in Daugavpils, Latvia. After attending the Academy of Fine Arts in Riga, from 1992 to 2005 he worked as an illustrator, designer and director for Latvian video production companies and broadcasters. In 2001 and 2002 he studied animation at the Konstfack University College of Stockholm in Sweden, and from 2005 to 2009 he taught animation and directing at the Latvian Art Academy. Works and drawings from his films have been exhibited in Latvia, Portugal and Japan. He conducted numerous workshops and masterclasses and his work has been the subject of retrospectives in Portugal, Poland, France, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany and Russia. He participated and won awards at the most important international festivals such as Annecy, Ottawa, Berlin, Zagreb and Hiroshima. In 2007 he founded the Lunohod animation studio, based in Riga.

The Letter (Svezia 2002, 4′)
Grandad’s Honey (Svezia 2002, 5′)
Bezmiegs (Insomnia, Lettonia 2004, 7′)
Zuduši sniega (Lost in Snow, Lettonia/Svezia 2007, 8′)
Sparni un Airi (Wings and Oars, Lettonia 2009, 6′)
Villa Antropoff (Estonia/Lettonia 2012, 13′)
Lietus dienas (Rainy Days, Lettonia/Canada 2014, 8′)
Waiting for the New Year (2016, Latvia)


Bergamo Film Meeting – International Film Festival
5-13 marzo 2016 | 34a edizione

Vladimir Leščiov
Disegni e bozzetti originali

Bergamo | 4 – 13 marzo 2016
Orari: 15.30 – 19.30 | Ingresso libero



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