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Benches No. 0458
Drawing on paper
Short film [up to 10 min]
Strange shapes run amok in a city car park. They interfere in each other’s business in the most absurd ways, sit together on a bench and generally get on each other’s nerves.
Ivan Maximov was born in 1958, in Moscow, Russia. In 1986 he quit his job as an engineer in the Space Research Institute to study at the Advanced courses of Film directing and Scriptwriting under the supervision of the famous Russian animation directors Yuri Norstein, Eduard Nazarov, Fyodor Khitruk. He graduated in 1988. Since 2002 he has been teaching directing of animation in the "SHAR" Animation Film School-Studio and in the Moscow Institute of Cinematography "VGIK". Apart from teaching Ivan Maximov works as an illustrator for various magazines like Moscow News. His author films have been shown and received awards at numerous film festivals.