Soviet Film Wednesday: Fox and Rabbit

Fox and Rabbit

The 1973 animation Fox and Rabbit (Лиса и заяц) was Yuri Norstein’s debut as an exclusive director. In keeping with Norstein’s most beloved animation techniques, it is made with wonderful cut-outs and has that signature Norstein earthy feel, brimming with folksy forest animals and seasonal motifs.

Based on a Russian folk tale, it is the story of a fox who lives in a house of ice and attempts to take the rabbit’s house of wood when spring comes, and of the forest friends who come to the aid of poor rabbit.

Fox and Rabbit was written by Vladimir Ivanovich Dal  and narrated by Viktor Khokhryakov.
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