The long journey (1997)

  • Director Andrey Khrzhanovsky
  • Script Tonino Guerra with the participation of Andrey Khrzhanovsky
  • Art-director Geliy Arkadyev, Andrey Andriyanko, Lilia Guskova
  • Producer Andrey Khrzhanovsky, Alexander Gerasimov
  • Technique drawn
  • Duration 21 min
  • Aspect ratio 4:3
  • Language Russian, Italian
  • Subtitles English
  • Color color
  • Audience adult
  • Date of completion 1997


This is a film travelogue, telling about travels in a fantasy country, inhabited by the animated erotic images created by Federico Fellini, with Tonino Guerra as the guide. The authors of the film made Fellini’s characters gather together and set out for the magic island, where they are to reach the ultimate happiness, each after his or her own heart… The authors of the film succeeded with an almost impossible task – they created an erotic animated movie that strikes you as light, pure, and vaguely sad.

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



  • Award Nika «For The Best Animated Film», Russian Film Makers Academy (Russia,1998)
  • Best Director Award, Alma-Ata International Film Festival «Eurasia» (Kazakhstan, 1998)
  • Special Jury Prize «For Development of Traditions of Poetic Cinema», International Film Festival «Pegasus» (Russia, 1998)

Andrey Khrzhanovsky
Geliy Arkadyev, Andrey Andriyanko, Lilia Guskova
Alexander Gerasimov

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