Goro Miyazaki interviewing Yuri Norstein on the Ghibli Museum.
Visually stunning, rich, the images created by Norstein sway between fable and poetry, suspended in another dimension, petite, minimalist. Absolute master of the depth of field, able to move between medieval icons and avant-garde painters, Norstein takes us through the fog, in the past and in the subconscious, drawing and cutting out worlds and unforgettable characters. A little 'Tarkovsky, a little' Chagall, the Russian director has dedicated his life to the creation of painstaking and very dense animated works. Honored by Studio Ghibli (with a video interview conducted at the Ghibli Museum), is an invaluable reference point for Miyazaki, Takahata and generations of animators.
Excluding the fragment produced the feature film Winter Days (Fuyu no hi, 2003) of Kihachiro Kawamoto, Norstein has worked since 1981 to feature Shinyel, based on Gogol.