Inspired after seeing this at Soviet Visuals and Folklore Film Fest‘s #SovietFilmWednesday, this was the first Soviet film I shared a little over two years ago, and it is still one of my favorites. What can I say, I love rain and cats, and the illustrations are beautiful.
A Rainy Story is about a cat who wanders off in the rain, then returns back to shelter sickly and wet, where the cat is nursed and blanketed by a kind baker. Afterwards, the cat falls asleep and has a splendid cat dream.
Here is the 1988 short, A Rainy Story (Дождливая история), directed by Tatiana Mititello. It was written by Vadim Korostylyov, based on a fairy tale by Joan Aiken, and produced by Soyuzmultfilm.