SCARECROW

director
Alexander Kott

SCARECROW

cast

Valentin Vidanov, Sasha Zaitcev


producer

Sergey Selyanov


production

35 min, no text, Russia, 2000

оriginal title PUGALO language Russian

synopsis

A small boy lives with his grandfather in an old builder’s caravan in the vast expanse of the Russian Steppes. There is a scarecrow in front of their makeshift home in the field. With no other playmate, the scarecrow becomes his friend.


festivals & awards


30 festival selections, 16 prizes including “Oscar” student nomination; Prize EUROPA 1999;


30 festival selections. Berlin Int. Kurzfilmfestival – Best Film; Aspen Short (USA) – Prize for


the Best Cinematography; Suhsnestudent Postdam – Special mention of the Jury; Cannes: (Directors’ Fortnight);


Hamburg Short – Grand Prix; Monteccatini – Grand Prix; Taiwan – Grand Prix, Tous Courts – Grand Prix