The latest film by the Russian auteur will have its world premiere at Holland Animation Film Festival.

Otherwise known for his directing credits in the Rugrats series (1992) and  The Rugrats Movie (1998), Ukrainian-born director and animator Igor Kovalyov blends personal sense of guilt and identity questions with more

His new short Before Love is made after a decade after the ominous and captivating Milch [watch it here], an Annie-nominated film, which also won the Ottawa Animation Festival Grand Prix in 2005.

The story starts with a construction worker on a scaffold observing a young woman who is spying on a man. The Russian production Before Love questions solitude, misunderstanding and disunity in our life.

Kovalyov himself has described the short (back in 2010) as a classic love triangle — love meets blood in the thick of the forest. The film has been selected to premiere at the 19th Holland Animation Film Festival (16-20 March 2016) in the shorts competition.

Here's his personal page (updated up to Milch).



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