Alexey Pogrebnoy

was born in 1947 in Konstantinovka village of Amur region, graduated from MGIK in 1970 and Leningrad State Theatre Arts Academy in 1978. He has been directing documentaries since 1974. Aleksey is an Honored Art Worker of the Russian Federation, winner of Russian State Prizes (2000 and 2004).


Documentary television series “Leska’s Meadow”,(12 episodes), 1990-2010; “Rural Life of Vladimir and Tatyana”, (trilogy), 1982-2000; “Fancy Kolya”, “Late Autumn”, 1991; “I Heard the Voice”, 1992; “Spartan”, 1993; “Once Upon a Time” (triptych), 1987-1998; “Excuse me For Living…”, 2002; “The Lucky Beggar”, 2003; “The Outskirts”, 2004; “Two Lives of Yasaburo Khachia” (“Russian Love of a Samurai”), 2005; “The Iron Henry”, 2007; “The Village Photographer”, 2007; “Gentle Genre”, 2009; “Art on the Fingertips”, 2011.

Art on the Fingertips (0+)

Russia, 2011, colour, 52 min.
Director: Alexey Pogrebnoy
Aleksander Petrov is a talented cartoonist, awardee of numerous Russian and international competitions. Over the years he received many interesting work offers from abroad but he refused as he feels at home only in the small town of Yaroslavl. Here he has founded an animation studio and raises a new generation of cartoonists. Aleksander’s special drawing technique – with fingers over the glass - requires not only great artistic talent but great skill and patience. That’s why it is so hard for the master to choose a new film and decision-making sometimes takes years.

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