Saturday, February 13, 2010

Yuri Norstein







I met my hero Yuri Norstein. I went to a screening of his past works and latest unfinished animation Overcoat. Yuri is doing a tour in the states trying to raise money to finish up his film. I want to be like him when i grow up, I think his work is the most beautiful man made thing i know! He doesn't speak english and i don't speak Russian, so i couldn't tell him how much of an inspiration his work has been for me. My signed print of concept art from his animation The Fox and the Hare is my new most treasured thing.

8 comments:

Eimhin said...

He is amazing, I wish we could all grow up to be like him. It was great to meet your talented self after the screening!

brigette b said...

Yuri Norstein is the shit!!

jonathan said...

I LOVE HIM.

jared said...

That's awesome. My son was enthralled.

roque said...

I was hoping to make this screening but it was all sold out by the time I learned about it. A long time ago, I worked with his daughter and when I found out she was Russian, I tried to make conversation and raved about this amazing Russian animator, Yuri Norstein, who I worshipped. The next week she put a hedgehog drawing on my desk that her dad, THE Yuri Norstein, drew for me. I just about died.

Destiny Wood said...

I saw him speak too when he was down here. I loved his work.

nick sung said...

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Hugo said...

This is cool!