Soviet Film Wednesday: Russian Sugar Ad

Russian Sugar Ad

Here’s a little treat for Wednesday: a jam ad created for Russian Sugar directed by Yuri Norstein. It was one of a group of Russian Sugar commercials made by Norstein between 1994 and 1995 that used cutouts and drawings for the animations (a bit past the Soviet era but still delightful and created by beloved Soviet-born Norstein, so I couldn’t pass this one up).

He won a breakthrough prize at the 1996 1st Open Russian Festival of Animated Film for the half minute commercial.

The music is from Corelli’s “Sonata in E Minor, op.2, no.4 – 1.-4. Preludio – Allemanda – Grave – Giga.”