Czech Republic, 2020 / 6 min / Without dialogue / Animation
A little story about a sailor and an autumn leaf.
The big, gentle sailor in his blue uniform has everything under control. Diligently as ever, he checks tickets, shovels coal into the firebox and scrubs the deck – he even thinks to feed the fish in the sea. However, as he touches the red leaf of autumn that a little passenger left him, he can’t help but think of home. It’s been so long since he’s been back. He wonders what it would look like now.
- Official selection GenerationKplus Competition , Berlinale, 2021 (Germany)
Aliona Baranova was born in Russia and grew up in Belarus. She studied animation in the Czech Republic, where she now lives. Her two previous short films deal with homesickness. She loves colour and her dream is to create an educational and funny children’s series about recycling and composting.
- 2020, Leaf (short)
- 2016, Domov (short)