Man from the moon (2002)

  • Director Oxana Tcherkassova
  • Script Irina Margolina
  • Art-director Valentin Olshvang , Sergey Malyshev, Boris Vishev
  • Producer Alexander Gerasimov
  • Technique drawn
  • Duration 14 min 00 sec
  • Aspect ratio 4:3
  • Language no dialogue
  • Color color
  • Audience adult, any
  • Date of completion 2002


Triumph, and frustration – the whole life of N.N. Miklouho-Maclay, a Russian scientist, passes in a single moment, the last moment of the mundane existence… Two worlds: the world of civilization, and the world of nature exist in the same time, side by side on the same planet, but it seems that the distance between them is greater than the distance between the Earth and the Moon. The film makes use of the sketches and journals of N.N. Miklouho-Maclay, whom the Papuans named “Man from the Moon” and worshiped as a deity.

Film was shot with the financial support of the State Committee for Cinematography of Russian Federation.



  • Nomination for the Prize «Nika» for «Best animation film», Russian Film Maker`s Academy (Russia, 2002)
  • Grand Prix «Golden Dove», International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film DOK Leipzig (Germany, 2004)
  • Special Jury Prize, Zagreb Animation Film Festival Animafest (Croatia, 2004)
  • Special Jury Prize, Suzdal Animation Film Festival (Russia, 2003)

Oxana Tcherkassova, Irina Margolina, Valentin Olshvang , Sergey Malyshev, Boris Vishev
Alexander Gerasimov

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