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The Bug Trainer
dir. Rasa Mishkinyte
Lithuania, 2010, 53 minutes
English subtitles

Bright Nights: The Baltic-Nordic Film Festival
Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Saturday, May 28, 2011, 9:00 pm
One of the giants animation, Ladislas Starewitch (1882 - 1965) was a pioneer of puppet animation and is arguably one of the world’s largely forgotten film geniuses. Born in Lithuania and emerging as an artistic force in Russia, Starewitch’s career flourished in France. This film is a captivating attempt to "decode" Starewitch by exploring his creative process, his artistic philosophy, his eventful and eccentric biography, and, above all, his remarkable animated films. THE BUG TRAINER will be preceded by a number of animated short films. English sub-titles.